Earth Conscious Resources for Your Home Projects

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, 2017, we thought we’d be sure you are aware of some area organizations that focus on our environment. As homeowners, these are great resources whether you are renovating, performing some DIY projects around your house or cleaning out your home. Did we miss any?

Have you ever been CHaRM’ed?

Cleaning out your basement, garage, attic, or shed? You need to know about this place! We’re fortunate… located right here in southeast Atlanta we have this great facility, CHaRM stands for The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve the environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems.

This facility takes much more than the curbside recycling… need to dispose of light bulbs, batteries, tires, outdated medicines, household chemicals, paint, etc.? Those are ALL accepted here! Check their website for hours of operation and full list of items they accept. Some items have minimal fee for disposal and others are free.

1110 Hill Street SE, Atlanta, GA. 30315
404-600-6386
http://livethrive.org/charm/

Giving Building Materials a New Life

Do you need items for a renovation project or dispose of building materials that could be reused? Lifecycle Building Center is a great resource. It is a community-based warehouse facility that aims to reduce solid waste disposal, promote resource efficiency, stimulate economic development, and empower every citizen to improve their own built environment. You can find all kinds of building materials and home improvement items that have been removed from work sites, home renovation projects, etc. They accept donations of building materials and home improvement items. And for a fee, they also offer deconstruction services specifically for re-use, repurposing, recycling and waste management. The Lifecycle Building Center warehouse is located at 1116 Murphy Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Visit their website for hours, donation accepted items, inventory and more, http://www.lifecyclebuildingcenter.org

Atlanta Habitat ReStore

Like Lifecycle Building Center, the Atlanta Habitat ReStore gives pre-owned and even new or discontinued home improvement items a new life. The ReStore is a store that gives shoppers a place to find items for their home to renovate, improve or for design. They also accept donations of gently used household and home improvement items and often will pick up the items. It is another resourceful shop for your home needs. The Atlanta Habitat ReStore is located at 271 Chester Ave. SE. 404-525-2114 http://www.atlantahabitat.org/restore

Community Projects

There is another great organization on your way to the CHaRM facility and that’s the Atlanta Community Tool Bank. If you are working on a community project this organization offers tools to you complet the project. Not-for-profit organizations have year-round access to the ToolBank’s inventory of tools and equipment for a nominal fee. ToolBank tools are only available to not-for-profit organizations, such as: Nonprofit/Charitable/Tax exempt organizations, schools and PTAs/PTOs, neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, civic organizations and government agencies.

ToolBank tools are inexpensive, convenient, and fully functional, maximizing agencies’ financial and human resources and empowering them to improve community engagement and to achieve greater impact for those they serve. They are located at 410 Englewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30315. Find out their hours and details of how to become a member organization or to donate, visit their website, http://www.atlantacommunitytoolbank.org/.

 

posted: Apr 21, 2017 | No Responses

Posted by:  Shannon Sanders

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