We are all concerned with making wise choices for the environment. In remodeling projects, there is the question of “what to do with the old cabinets?”. In many situations, the old cabinets are too tired and the only option is to dispose of the cabinets. However, often the old cabinets can find new life in the basement, garage workshop, or any number of places in the home. Not only does this keep the cabinets out of the landfill, they can provide additional storage and work surfaces.
In addition, the old cabinets can be “recycled” through Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. There are up to three benefits from hauling the old cabinets to the ReStore … 1) the cabinets stay out of landfills, a more environmentally-friendly outcome, 2) Habit for Humanity uses the proceeds from the sale of the cabinets to help fund building homes for disadvantaged families, and 3) depending your tax situation, a tax deduction may be available to you, reducing the cost of the remodeling project. A true win-win situation.