We’ve calculated the total tonnage of building materials and furnishings that we salvaged from being needlessly wasted in 2014. Here’s what our crews lifted in and out of the trucks and the store last year:
- 3,532,836 pounds of merchandise was sold for reuse (1766 tons)
- Just over 24 tons of cardboard was recycled
- Just under 24 tons of metal was recycled
- Roughly 11 tons of porcelain was recycled
- Leaving roughly 11 tons of material being thrown out that could not be reused or recycled
We couldn’t do this without your donations, and you thinking of salvage first when purchasing building materials and furnishings. Thanks to all of you for your part in helping us keep usable materials out of the landfill!