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25% off Appliances

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

25% off Appliances

This Tuesday – Thursday,

Appliances are 25% off

From April 23 to April 25, 2019, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers.

(If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase.  Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on Forklift appliances)

Please note: This sale does NOT include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Although flash sales do not apply to items listed online, you’ll find good bargains on high-end appliances and parts, bathroom fixtures, commercial items and more in our eBay store; and vintage hardware and decor in our Marketplace.

You can also purchase a Forklift gift card online for a Mothers Day present!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Often, the greenest material is the one that already exists

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Holidays and Long Weekends, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Often, the greenest material is the one that already exists

Happy Earth Day, Forklift Fans

Thank you for your commitment to reuse!

It’s easy to feel hopeless when issues of climate change, pollution, and injustice seem overwhelming. But here at Community Forklift, we see people like you saving the world every day!

By donating, shopping, and supporting Community Forklift over the last 13 years, you’ve helped us keep more than $30 million of building materials and furnishings from going to the landfill or incinerator.

Instead of going to waste, useful materials have found new homes!

It causes so much environmental harm to extract, manufacture, and transport new products. That is why the greenest materials are often the ones that already exist… like the salvaged supplies in our warehouse!

By reclaiming useful items, you’ve helped us reduce demand for new products. This means less natural resources had to be harvested, mined, and shipped around the globe.

Instead of a vanity top that came on all the way from Brazil on a big ship, we’ve got bathroom counters that came from Bethesda on a pickup truck! That requires a LOT less fossil fuel, so the reclaimed granite has a much smaller “carbon footprint.”

By spreading the word about our nonprofit, you’ve helped us grow. This has allowed us to expand our Community Building Blocks program, which provides free materials to local nonprofits – including environmental education programs!

Our free supplies have been used to build educational farms and community gardens all over the DC region – like Wangari Gardens, pictured above.

Not only that, but you’ve helped us create 50 good green jobs for local residents, AND workforce training opportunities for many more!

Your donations and purchases have also made it possible for us to educate the public about reuse and repair. Each year we exhibit at dozens of community events, and lead workshops to help people live more sustainably. We have also created a list of reuse resources to make it easier for people to find new homes for old materials.

So this Earth Day, you should feel good about all we’ve accomplished together!

In the coming months, we hope you’ll keep spreading the word about the resources offered by Community Forklift – and if you know someone who is renovating or decluttering, please tell them we have a free pickup service for donations! Thank you so much.

Cabinet Sale extended through 7pm Monday

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Cabinet Sale extended through 7pm Monday

Kitchen Cabinets are 40% off

Through 7pm Monday

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re extending our weekend cabinet sale! Through 7pm today, April 22nd, take 40% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items – so if you buy a set during the sale, you’ll have time to rent a truck to pick your cabinets up.

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; select specialty items; items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with Groupons or any other sales or promotions.

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But wait – there’s more!

Lighting is 25% off all month long

We’ve got hundreds of light fixtures, from cool modern lights to beautiful antique chandeliers. – and they’re on sale in April! Visit our blog for details.

Invite your friends to hang out

at Forklift First Friday

We’re kicking off the 2019 Forklift First Friday free concert series! On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, activities for kids, delicious food trucks, and craft beer & wine.

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Every donation, purchase, and vote helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

40% off Cabinets

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

40% off Cabinets

Cabinets are 40% off

This Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday!

Through 7pm on Monday, April 22, 2019, take 40% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items – so if you buy a set during the sale, you’ll have time to rent a truck to pick your cabinets up.

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; select specialty items; items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with Groupons or any other sales or promotions.

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But wait – there’s more!

We still have garden supplies

If you missed our annual Garden Party, don’t worry – we collected so many lawn & garden tools that we still have some nice items in stock. Come visit soon though, because they’re going fast!

Lighting is 25% off all month long

We’ve got hundreds of light fixtures, from cool modern lights to beautiful antique chandeliers. – and they’re on sale in April! Visit our blog for details.

Join us May 3rd for live music, cool people, & craft beer

We’re kicking off the 2019 Forklift First Friday free concert series! On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, activities for kids, delicious food trucks, and craft beer & wine.

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Every donation, purchase, and vote helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

50% off granite, marble, ironwork & more during Courtyard Clearance

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Gardening, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

50% off granite, marble, ironwork & more during Courtyard Clearance

This Wednesday & Thursday,

items in our courtyard are half off

We’ve got a LOT of granite countertops right now – and during our midweek flash sale, you can save big! On April 17th & 18th, 2019, take 50% off granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more!

Photo by John Lynagh

Please note: The sale does not include bricks or masonry, items inside the warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

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Other Sales & Events

We still have garden supplies

If you missed our annual Garden Party, don’t worry – we collected so many lawn & garden tools that we still have some nice items in stock. Come visit soon though, as all those inexpensive lawnmowers and cute patio decorations are going fast!

Lighting is 25% off all month long

We’ve got hundreds of light fixtures, from cool modern lights to beautiful antique chandeliers. – and they’re on sale in April! Visit our blog for details.

Join us May 3rd for live music, cool people, & craft beer

We’re kicking off the 2019 Forklift First Friday free concert series! On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, activities for kids, delicious food trucks, and craft beer & wine.

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Every donation, purchase, and vote helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Forklift First Fridays are Back!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Forklift First Friday, News | 0 comments

Forklift First Fridays are Back!

Forklift First Fridays return on May 3rd

Join us at the warehouse on May 3rd to kick off the 2019 First Friday season! On the first Friday of each month, from May through September, we’ll be staying open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

When:  Friday, May 3rd, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781
(5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

FEATURING

Live music from Ron Hicks Project

The Electric Chicago Blues styles also include original materials and classic blues styles from Motown to the soulful licks of Muscle Shoals. The varied vocal talents from several members (Ron, Herbie and Glen) give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Ron Hicks Project Music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV.


Dinner from Urban Bumpkin

DMV’S identity crisis menu, #offthebeatenpath BBQ-inspired Native American and far east dishes, featuring smoked meats and charcoal chicken.



A Mystery Salvage Sale!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. We will announce the details online a few hours before the party begins.


Local Artist Market

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

Thistle & Thyme Studios uses reclaimed fabric to create accessories for home and on the go.

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will be here with their bath and body products. Whatever your preference: lathery organic soaps, creative glycerin soaps, aromatic bath bombs or creamy body butters, they have something for everyone! What originally was a hobby, has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.



FREE face painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts

Let Rachel turn your face into a work of art!



And a Pop-Up Bar!

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month!



 Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! There are 4 more First Fridays to catch. For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates. You can also shop with us any time on the Community Forklift Marketplace, Ebay, and Chairish!

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

This weekend, save on Treincarnation lumber and bathroom fixtures

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Consignment items, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Gardening, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

This weekend, save on Treincarnation lumber and bathroom fixtures

20% off Treincarnation Lumber

Our partners at Treincarnation stock sustainably harvested, rough-planed specialty lumber at Community Forklift. It rarely goes on sale, but this Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14th, 2019, you can save 20% off the marked prices!

Treincarnation is a local company that works to bring a second beautiful life to trees which otherwise might have been thrown away.  Using logs felled by storms or removed to make way for development, they mill them into ‘live edge’ lumber, which is stacked and air-dried for years.

Species in stock include pin oak, red cedar, walnut, osage orange, sycamore, elm, cherry, maple, and more. The sale includes all sizes of slabs – and right now, we have some big ones that would make gorgeous dining tables!

40% Off Bathroom Fixtures

This weekend, save on modern AND vintage bathroom sinks, vanities, toilets, tubs, and medicine cabinets. The sale includes clawfoot tubs, vessel and pedestal sinks, and more!

This sale does not include faucets; plumbing parts or hardware; kitchen or living room cabinets; mirrors that are not part of medicine cabinets; or endcap display items.

Please note: This weekend’s flash sale does not include select specialty items; items from consignment partners other than Treincarnation; or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Plus, we still have garden goodies!

Did you miss our annual Garden Party last week? Don’t worry, we still have some gently-used garden tools, flower pots, and other lawn & garden supplies for you.

Come visit soon though, because it’s going fast!


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Every donation and purchase you make helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Register now for Bike to Work Day 2019!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Green Living, News | 0 comments

Register now for Bike to Work Day 2019!

Community Forklift and the Edmonston Green Team are joining forces once again to bring you the:

PORT TOWNS PIT STOP

On Friday May 17, 2019 we invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend our Port Towns pit stop, or one of 100+ other stops throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia, for free refreshments, entertainment, and giveaways.

Register now for a chance to earn yourself a free t-shirt!
(supplies are limited to the first 20,000 participants registered across the DC area)

When

Morning Commute Pit Stop: 7am-9pm
Evening Commute Pit Stop: 4pm-6pm

Where

Veteran’s Park – Northeast Branch Trail at Decatur Street in Edmonston, Maryland

Registration for the event is free and easy to complete online. Remember to select “MD – Port Towns – Edmonston” when prompted to choose your pit stop location. Feel free to visit multiple pit stops on Bike to Work Day, but remember your free Bike to Work Day T-shirt can only be picked up at the pit stop you select during registration.

Never biked to work before? Don’t fret! The organizers have a handy guide for first time riders to answer all your questions.

Register Soon-
We can’t wait to see the Port Towns Bike To Work!

Sale on Doors & Windows

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Sale on Doors & Windows

This Tuesday through Thursday, April 9 – 11, 2019:

DOORS & WINDOWS ARE 40% OFF

During our midweek flash sale, take 40% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors.

This includes interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames.

Also, take 40% off the marked prices on windows and window sashes!

We’ve got hundreds of windows to choose from. Some are new and still in the packaging!
A vintage sash can become a beautiful sign, picture frame, or menu for a wedding or special event.

Please note:  this flash sale does NOT include doors or windows with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass. Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Garden Party in the news

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Gardening, Parties at Community Forklift, Press we've received | 0 comments

Garden Party in the news

Our 10th Annual Garden Party is only a few days away. We’ve been working hard all year to collect lawn & garden supplies for you, and we’ve pulled together some great local partners for a fun day of activities.

So we were thrilled when reporter Colleen Curran told us she’d be covering the party. Check out her fantastic article in the Hyattsville Life & Times!

Click the image to read the story on the Hyattsville Life & Times website