Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > By DEPARTMENTS > Green Operations > Operations Strategy & Management > Waste Management

Reuse of home and housing materials

Reusable construction supplies help reduce solid waste in our landfills and save money on construction and remodeling in homes and businesses.

Find green business solutions
california c&d construction and demolition debris recycling green solutions

Recycling is Best when Reuse Comes First

Many communities have a wide variety of thrift stores, charities and salvage businesses. Recycling used, but still useful, produts is an invaluable service that keeps materials out of the landfills and helps communities meet their goals mandated by the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939, Sher, Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1989). Communities are increasingly seeking out these businesses to promote and partner with them in reuse programs.

Recycling and Reuse of Construction and Remodeling Debris

Construction and refurbishing projects can benefit with sizeable cost savings and green strategy by visiting these reuse stores and reclaiming construction materials. Many of the organizations are non-profit and their business model provides additional community investment benefits.

Reuse and Recycling Programs for Construction Materials

ReUse People
Southern California Regional Manger
Lorenz Schilling
ReUse People, an organization dedicated to salvaging building materials for reuse. Working with a network of contractors, they have "deconstructed" and salvaged hundreds of buildings while diverting more than two hundred thousand tons of usable building materials from landfills.

West Los Angles Area Manager

Arthur Renaud
San Diego Area Manager
Cheryl Sharp

City of Fontana Household Materials Reuse Center
Provides an easy way to take advantage of unwanted products through their Household Materials Reuse Center at no cost to residents. Available materials range from automotive products and paint, to household cleaners and pool chemicals.
16454 Orange Way
Fontana, California 92335
(909) 350-6682

Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station

Services all Ventura County residents (no businesses or nonprofits). Identification is required (driver's license or utility bill) to confirm county residency. Open Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
City of Oxnard
111 South Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard, California 93030
(805) 385-8059

Habitat for Humanity Resource Center
41 Trumpet Vine Street
Mission Viejo, California 92694
(877) 434-9272

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Northern Santa Barbara County, Inc.
Sells used and new building materials (e.g., windows, doors, flooring, newer small appliances, etc.) as they receive donations from individuals, contractors, and retailers.
2053 Preisker Lane, Suite B
Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 928-5399

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Orange County
A building materials reuse center which accepts new and used building materials and resells them to the public at pennies on the dollar. All proceeds and/or materials are used to help support Habitat for Humanity and the homes they build. See Profiles for more information. 2165 South Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, California 92705
(714) 434-6200

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Riverside
Accepts donations of used building materials; the usual recipients of the materials are the public. The materials that are unable to be sold, donated, or reused through the ReStore are recycled. See Profiles for more information.
2121 Atlanta Avenue, Suite B3
Riverside, California 92507
(951) 784-9474

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, San Luis Obispo County

3250 La Cruz Way
Templeton, California
(805) 782-0687

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Tulare County
715 South Bridge Street
Visalia, California 93277
(559) 734-4056

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Ventura County
167 Lambert Street
Oxnard, California 93036
(805) 981-2268

Habitat for Humanity South Bay/Long Beach Home Improvement Store
A retail thrift hardware store that supports Habitat for Humanity South Bay/Long Beach. The income generated from the project goes specifically toward expanding the building program of Habitat for Humanity South Bay/Long Beach.
17700 South Figueroa Street
Gardena, California 90248
(310) 323-5665

Industrial Surplus Foundation (ISF)
Reuses surplus industrial goods, which would otherwise be discarded, for charitable, humanitarian causes. Their two locations have computers, copiers, office furniture, office supplies, cleaning supplies, etc. See Profiles for more information.
3536 Arden Road, Dock 23
Hayward, California 94545
(510) 784-0639

Last Chance Mercantile Company
Accepts and distributes surplus and salvage materials to the general public. See Profiles for more information.
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
14201 Del Monte Boulevard
Post Office Box 1670
Marina, California 93933-1670
(831) 384-5313

Revival Furniture

Specializes in reused, one-of-a-kind, unusual, hand-painted furniture and home decor.
181 Avenue 21
Los Angeles, California 90031
(323) 222-6069

San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore
A building materials thrift store whose proceeds are used to fund the construction of more Habitat homes in San Diego County. Their 24,000 square foot warehouse is a flourishing hub of building materials reuse and exchange. Because all the materials have been donated by local contractors, manufacturers, and individuals, merchandise is sold to the public at 50-90 percent below the lowest retail prices.
10222 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, California 92108
(619) 283-HOME (4663)

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Accepts and sells new and gently used construction items such as pallets of lumber, flooring, drywall, shear walls, brick and stone, rebar, nails and screws, hand and power tools, ladders, heavy-duty vacuums and brooms, storage sheds, windows and doors, floor joists, etc.
770 North Fair Oaks
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 792-3838

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| waste management | building materials | construction |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

Innovations wanted for LAUNCH: Beyond Waste

RFID Could Refine Curbside Trash and Recycling Charges

Solid Waste Options - Profits Are Different than Expected

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |