Reuse

The Kitchen Emporium encourages the reuse of materials and items whenever and wherever possible.

Used packaging materials such as cardboard, skids and packing peanuts provide protection when we ship our countertops and cabinets. The packaging materials we don’t reuse our Alliances usually take for their purposes.

We always encourage our customers to advertise used cabinets and countertops. EBay and Craigslist can reach prospective buyers that traditional media might not. Kitchens and bathrooms can be reused for cottages, garages and rental properties, preventing the obstruction of a landfill site.

Garage sales are another great outlet for used goods including artwork and decorative items. Appliances, computers and entertainment devices often have valuable parts that can be salvaged for reuse.

By donating used appliances to a local charity such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, they will be resold and reused. Material exchange programs like Habitat for Humanity also reuse cabinets, countertops and building materials.

Hazardous products should be disposed of at the proper Municipal Waste Management facilities for safe and special handling. Products such as paints, solvents and household chemicals can frequently be reused.

Reuse is sometimes the most difficult of the 3Rs to implement, but with a little innovative thinking there are plenty of ways to find a new life for your used items. Think first before you throw it away, one person’s trash is another’s treasure.

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