Save the Environment
When you donate to Morris Habitat for Humanity Restore, your unneeded items will be put to good use by others. To date, we have kept over 10,200 tons of usable materials out of landfills. Since Morris County no longer has an active commercial landfill, solid waste is taken to two MCMUA transfer stations and then transported to out-of-state landfills. The Middlesex County Landfill is anticipated to reach its capacity and be capped by the end of 2024. By making charitable donations, you are practicing environmental responsibility.
The goal of green living is to promote sustainable practices so that we do not completely use up or destroy natural resources. We want to manage materials instead of creating waste.
Reduce, Reuse and Repurpose
You can reduce the need for new products and conserve natural resources and energy by reusing and repurposing older products. You might clean and refurbish an item and use it again for the same purpose. Or you could repurpose the item and use it for something different. Find some creative ways to reuse and repurpose purchases from the Morris Habitat ReStore on our Pinterest page and in the Why ReStore? blog. More do-it-yourself projects using ReStore & thrift store upcycles can be found on the Live from Julie’s House blog. Environmental responsibility can be fun!
To conserve landfill space, you can cut down on waste that is created by throwing away products. If you donate items to the ReStore, they will be sold to someone who can put them to good use. When the Morris Habitat ReStore cannot sell donations, we dismantle appliances and fixtures and recycle the scrap metal so that it can be remanufactured into new products.
You can donate clothing and books in two donation bins in our parking lot near the donation door.
Big Brothers Big Sisters collects clothing. They provide one-to-one mentoring for youth ages 6-18.
New Legacy Books accepts hardcover, paperback and textbooks in good readable condition that have an ISBN barcode on the book cover. They sell the books and raise funds for local non-profit organizations.
Green Vision, Inc., is a full-service electronics dismantler. They will recycle electronics products that the ReStore does not handle.
The Morris Habitat ReStore holds several events during the year that spotlight the environmental responsibility of other green companies. Vendors give presentations in the ReStore warehouse on topics such as producing solar power and refinishing furniture.