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Building Material Reuse

Kane County produces more than 80,000 tons of construction waste each year. The Habitat for Humanity program provides an alternative to disposal.

Habitat for Humanity Restore ReStore Aurora
4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora / 630-585-5508
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesday

ReStore Elgin
800 North State St., Elgin (Route 31, 1 mile south of I-90) / 847-742-9905
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed Sunday – Monday

Acceptable Materials

  • Cabinets: new & used, undamaged, up-to-date with all parts
  • Plumbing: usable fixtures, parts & supplies, used toilets under 5 years old
  • Electrical: usable fixtures, parts & supplies
  • New Windows: complete w/ unbroken, insulated glass (or under 5 years)
  • Hardware: knobs, hinges, locks, cabinet pulls, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, in quantity only
  • Lumber: at least 6’ in length
  • Doors: interior & exterior, with jams, no broken glass (currently NOT accepting hollow core)
  • Roofing: in full bales (minimum of 3)
  • Insulation: full bales only
  • Carpet: new only, rolled & labeled with size (for used carpet see A-Z list)
  • Tools: hand, garden & working power
  • Flooring: wood, ceramic, tile, vinyl (new)
  • Millwork/Trim: usable lengths
  • Countertops: granite, solid surface, laminate (no custom corners)
  • Appliances: in good working order, less than 8 years old for pick up, 10yrs for drop off
  • Furniture: not upholstered unless in pristine condition
  • Landscaping: blocks & materials
  • Paint: new or unused latex only
  • Miscellaneous: masonry, sheathing siding, drywall supplies

Items That CANNOT Be Accepted:

  • Clothing/home goods
  • Lead-based materials
  • Tub surrounds used
  • Paint, stain, or varnish (opened)
  • Toxic Materials
  • Used blinds
  • Wallpaper
  • Used carpet pad
  • Used carpeting & vinyl flooring
  • Used shutters (will take if in great condition)
  • Aluminum or vinyl siding (unless new and large volume)
  • Window parts & pieces/ Storm windows
  • Lumber, drywall, Styrofoam, etc. under 6’
  • Used hot water heaters over 3 years
  • Car accessories
  • Glass
  • Items that are broken or missing parts
  • Used garbage disposals and trash compactors
Donate:  ReStore accepts donated new and gently used home improvement materials (tax deductible)  from individuals, contractors, retailers, distributors and manufacturers that may otherwise go into landfills. Please call before bringing materials and understand that ReStore reserves the right to decline the item if it is felt it cannot be resold.  We Pick Up!
 
Purchase: ReStore is open to the general public.  Donated home improvement materials are sold at greatly reduced prices and the funds generated support the local home construction of Habitat for Humanity.