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Mecklenburg County is committed to reducing the amount of waste that is landfilled every year.
What you CAN Salvage and Reuse Stone, brick and blockMetal framingWindows, doors, cabinetsFaucets, sinks toilets, bathtubsMoulding, columns, mantlesPlumbing and fittingsPallets, sidingWood beamsSome cuts of lumber, plywoodLeftover paint, glues, solvents, caulk
Places to take reusables Habitat ReStores accept used building materials from remodeling, deconstruction and demolition projects. Many items are accepted including doors, windows, cabinets, plumbing, tile, furniture and some appliances. Items/materials must be suitable for resale. Pickup is sometimes available. Call ReStore for details or check out the website.Habitat Re-Store3326 Wilkinson Blvd. or1133 N. Wendover Rd.Charlotte, NCDonation Hotline 704-392-4495
Relocation/Reuse of Structures The ultimate waste reduction tactic might be to consider relocation of a structure rather than deconstruction or demolition. In certain cases, a building can be moved to a different location and reused for its original purpose or renovated for another purpose. A turn-of-the-century farmhouse could be moved and renovated for office space.Many factors can play into this decision: the type and value of the structure, the cost and feasibility of having it moved, the availability of suitable land, the demand for continued use and the anticipated cost of renovation. It is important to note that cost is not always the determining factor. If historical or architectural factors exist, historic preservation experts should be contacted and may be of assistance to those interested in evaluating these options.The following contacts and/or information may apply:Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission2100 Randolph RoadCharlotte, NC704-376-9115International Association of Structural MoversBefore contracting with a company to move a structure, it is important to make sure they are licensed through the Department of Transportation's Oversize and Overweight Permitting Division. They can be reached at 919-733-4740.Mecklenburg County requires permits for relocation of a structure. Visit www.meckpermit.com for more information.Local companies are listed in the Yellow Pages under "House & Building Moving, Leveling, & Raising"