I read Travis Schnepp of the Focused on Phoenix blog from time to time. He had a great recent post about Stardust Building Supplies. These folks help you recycle when you remodel your home. They'll literally come to your house and take everything you're throwing away, even including the kitchen sink. Then they refurbish the stuff, and sell it at a steep discount to families in need.
Way better than just dumping it all in the landfill. Check 'em out!
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