Where To Shop Reuse

When I first started on this journey to help keep construction waste from going to the landfill, I thought I had such a great idea and was the only one who had thought of it. Luckily, as it turns out, I was very wrong. There are hundreds of organizations all across the country that have been doing this work for decades. And today I wanted to focus on turning the spotlight on those places. Especially the ones that are located in the DMV. With some help from the Zero Waste DC Reuse directory and a very handy list in The Loading Dock’s website, I’ve gone ahead and listed all the Reuse shops in the DC/Baltimore area along with a brief description taken directly from the website of each business. A quick note that we are not associated with any of the businesses listed below. We have also started a more general Resources Page for more information about reuse resources in the DMV and across the nation and the world.


Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia ReStore – Alexandria “Our ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.” 703-360-6700

Upcycle Creative Reuse Center “An Alexandria, Virginia based non-profit that connects creativity and conservation by providing a resource center for reuse materials and a creative making space for the community.” 703-861-8705


Brick + Board – “The bones of old buildings are steeped in history, and we’re in the business of salvaging these bones, making sure that the bricks and boards of the past are preserved for the future.” 443-840-0444

Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Dundalk “Whether you are looking for your next do-it-yourself project or remodeling your home, the Dundalk ReStore has you covered.” 410-633-0505

Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Sandtown “Located in Baltimore City, the Sandtown ReStore has unique furniture, antiques and building materials to make your home one-of-a-kind.” 410-669-6836

Housewerks Salvage “Housewerks deals in many pieces that have come from Baltimore and Washington, DC out of buildings that were either torn down or converted.” 410-685-8047

The Loading Dock, Inc. “(TLD) is the nation’s first successful, self-sufficient, nonprofit building materials reuse center, packed with new and used items and architectural salvage.” 410-558-3625

SCRAP B-More “SCRAP is a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center.” 410-637-833

Second Chance Inc. “Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides people, materials and the environment with a second chance. We deconstruct buildings and homes, salvage usable materials, and make those and other donated items available to the public for reuse at our more than 200,000 square foot retail center.” 410-385-1700


Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Restore “The ReStore takes in quality donations of gently used, discontinued and overstocked building materials, home improvement items, furnishings and accessories donated by individuals, suppliers and contractors. We sell these new and reusable goods to the public at a fraction of retail cost.” 301-662-2988

Glen Burnie

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Glen Burnie “Located in Anne Arundel County, the Glen Burnie ReStore has the furniture, housewares, appliances, flooring, and electrical supplies needed to redecorate or remodel your home.” 410-437-7755


Community Forklift “Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. We collect donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials throughout the metro DC region.  Then, we make the building materials available to the public at low cost, and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes.” 301-985-5180

Vintage House Parts & Radiators “Working with Cast Iron Radiators (both decorative and plain in style) is our specialty! Large and small orders are welcome. We buy Cast Iron Radiators and vintage house parts and retrieve them from buildings; sell from our inventory; rebuild and/or refurbish items like cast iron radiators to fit a specific space; and make deliveries, for a fee upon request.” 240-764-7270

Rockville/Silver Spring

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Rockville “Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit retail outlet specializing in the resale of quality new and gently used furniture, antiques, appliances and building supplies.” 301-947-3304

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Silver Spring “Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit retail outlet specializing in the resale of quality new and gently used furniture, antiques, appliances and building supplies.” 301-947-3304


Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Timonium “The Habitat Chesapeake ReStore in Timonium is a great place to find new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, lighting, building materials and more—all at discounted prices.” 410-561-5200

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