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Building ​Material R​euse

Kane County produces more than 80,000 tons of construction waste each year. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore program provides an alternative to landfilling building materials and lightly​ used furniture and appliances. Note: ReStore locations may accept slightly different items from each other and may offer at-home pick up. We recommend checking each store's website or calling before taking an item in. ReStore locations may turn away donations that are not of suitable quality for resale.​


ReStore Aurora West
2302 W. Indian Trail,
Aurora / 630-423-6726
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday​

ReStore Aurora East
4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora / 630-585-5508
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday

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

Generally Accepted Materials (check with location for specifics):

  • Cabinets: new & used, undamaged, with all parts
  • Plumbing: usable fixtures, parts & supplies - check locations for specifics
  • Electrical: usable fixtures, parts & supplies. Some locations accept certain home electronics.
  • Hardware: knobs, hinges, locks, cabinet pulls, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, in quantity only
  • Home Decor Items
  • Lumber, Drywall: at least 6’ in length
  • ​Doors: interior & exterior, with jambs, no broken glass
  • 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: newer and in good working order
  • Furniture: upholstered furniture must be without tears, stains, odors or other problems. China hutches, sideboards and 
  • Landscaping: blocks & materials
  • Paint: new or unused latex only
  • Miscellaneous: masonry, sheathing siding, drywall supplies

Items That CANNOT Be Accepted:

  • Clothing, shoes, handbags, etc.
  • Used mattresses or bedding
  • Lead-based materials
  • Bathtubs and tub surrounds
  • Paint, stain, or varnish (opened)
  • Toxic Materials
  • Used blinds or curtains
  • Wallpaper
  • Used flooring materials (soft or hard)​
  • Used shutters
  • Aluminum or vinyl siding (unless new and large volume)
  • Window parts & pieces/ Storm windows
  • Building material scraps (<6' length)
  • Used hot water heaters
  • Car parts or accessories
  • Items that are broken or missing parts
  • Used garbage disposals and trash compactors
  • Baby furniture
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. 

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.