STORE HOURS:

Sat & Sun: 9-6p
Mon-Fri: 10-6p
Wednesday: 10-7p

If you are dropping off a donation or picking up big, bulky items, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing.

DONATE MATERIALS


HOW TO:

get here
donate money
volunteer
join the mailing list
share project photos

CONTACT US:

Store 301-985-5180
Donations 301-832-0781
      

      

      




Community Forklift accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, debit cards, checks and good old-fashioned cash!


Nonprofit Energy Alliance website













Did you know that Community Forklift has successfully completed Co-op America's screening process for socially and environmentally responsible green businesses? We are now in their National Green Pages™ directory!

Press We've Received

Click on any title to download the article in PDF format or link to the article.

2013 Press

Homeowners turning to salvage renovation
By Deborah K. Dietsch - Washington Post - June 6, 2013

Community Forklift is no ordinary home improvement center…
By Albert E. Hallivis - RE/MAX - June 6, 2013

Community Forklift celebrating half-birthday
By Timothy Sandoval - Gazette.net - June 6, 2013

My Style: Non-Profit Pro Cassidy Karakorn Shows Off Her Chic Digs
By Holly E. Thomas - Refinery29 - May 28, 2013

Photos of Spring Soiree on Page 12
By Deirdre McQuade - Hyattsville Life & Times - April 2013

In time for spring, the recycled garden
By Adrian Higgins - Washington Post - March 20, 2013 - Scan of print version

Community Forklift to host Spring Soiree
By Timothy Sandoval - Gazette.net - February 21, 2013

Wanted: Your Unwanted Gardening Tools
By Jane Solomon - Forest Hills Connection - February 11, 2013

2012 Press

Community Forklift – A Great, Green Resource For Brookland Area Homeowners And Fixer-Uppers
By Shani - The Brookland Bridge - December 30, 2012

Store Spotlight: Community Forklift
By Ccbooks - Wit's End Puppets - December 14, 2012

Burning Thanksgiving calories by building a new garden bed
By Steve - Our Old Rowhouse - November 26, 2012

Rachel Kerwin – Washington, DC Artist
By RP Thread - R.P. Thread - November 13, 2012

Secondhand Shopping
By Christopher Lancette - Maryland Life - October 27, 2012

Adventures at Community Forklift
By Emily Penn - Ask for Roses Blog - October 22, 2012

Service Day 2012: A First for Many
By Graham Bennie - UMD College Park Scholars - September 27, 2012

Life Cycle Assessment Methods for Building Materials' Recovery and Reuse
By Bradley Guy & Benjamin Holsinger - Catholic University of America - September 25, 2012

10 Great Things About Edmonston
By Edmonston MD - Edmonston MD Website - September 15, 2012

UM students ‘build community among community’ for annual Service Day
By Daniel J. Gross - Gazette.net - August 28, 2012

What's New at F2F
By Micheal - Foreclosure 2 Fabulous - August 13, 2012

sneak peek: victoria reppert
By Amy Azzarito - Design Sponge - August 6, 2012

July Green-Biz Interview: Brian Higgins of Green Home, LLC
By Andrew - Green America Blog - July 3, 2012

My Renovation Saga: Community Forklift
By Mary McCutcheon - Where We Live - Washington Post - May 28, 2012

Riverdale Park ArtsFest 2012 Lands Sunday
By the Riverdale Park Arts Council - Riverdale Park-University Park Patch - May 4, 2012

F2F Nip and Tuck
By Micheal - Foreclosure 2 Fabulous - May 3, 2012

Planter Cabinets
By fourC3/on5 - fourC3/on5 Blog - April 8, 2012

My Demolition Saga: Wrecking and recycling
By Mary McCutcheon - Where We Live - Washington Post - April 2, 2012

Almost Ready!
By Wangari Gardens - Wangari Gardens Blog - March 14, 2012

Business Spotlight: Community Forklift
By Eric Vermeiren - Clean Currents Monthly Newsletter - February 29, 2012

How To Create A Reclaimed Wood Wall
By Leah Moss - Apartment Therapy - February 23, 2012

Use Your Investments: Generating Impact and Returns in Washington D.C.
By Arabella Advisors - Arabella Advisors - February 17, 2012

Community Forklifting
By Jimmy - The Book of Jimmy Blog - February 15, 2012

Scrap Art
By fourC3/on5 - fourC3/on5 Blog - February 14, 2012

Community Forklift honored with 2011 Image Award
Press Release - February 4, 2012

A visit to the Community Forklift, a good source for vintage appliances, cabinets, doors, and more
By Uncle Atom - Uncle Atom Blog - January 29, 2012

Hunting for treasures at the Community Forklift in Edmonston, MD
By Andrea Bedard - Activerain Blog - January 27, 2012

2011 Press

Found objects make up Takoma Park artist’s timepieces
By Jacqueline Trescott - The Washington Post - November 4, 2011

Female arm wrestlers lend store a hand: Community Forklift expansion efforts aided by grapplers
By Daniel J. Gross - The Gazette - November 3, 2011

The Scene: Community Forklift’s call to arms
Photo Gallery - The Washington Post - October 28, 2011

Trash Summit sets goal for Potomac to be trash free by 2013
By Karen Rust - The Prince George's Sentinel - October 27, 2011

Woodlin Elementary of Silver Spring earns big thanks for community service projects
By Linda Sobel Katz - Gazette.net - October 26, 2011

Pictures: What's in Store in College Park/Hyattsville
By Sloane Brown - The Baltimore Sun - October 24, 2011

‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ on Saturday with Woodlin PTA
By Linda Sobel Katz - Gazette.net - October 18, 2011

Lady arm-wrestlers clash for charity cash
By Meredith Somers - The Washington Times - October 16, 2011

Destinations in the Washington area’s ‘cosmopolitan canopy’
Readers Poll - The Washington Post - October 7, 2011

It’s still easy being green
By Bill Braun - The Rock Creek Voice - October 4, 2011

How To: Cutting lumber from logs
By Jeanne Huber - The Washington Post - September 28, 2011

How To: Replacing a 1950s steel radiator cover
By Jeanne Huber - The Washington Post - September 14, 2011

Superior Salvage: Using Vintage Materials in Your Home
By Rachel Kaufman - expressnightout.com - August 26, 2011

Cover story: Reclaim and recycle while renovating
By Lisa Rauschart - The Washington Times - March 10, 2011

Five myths about the suburbs
The Washington Post - February 11, 2011

2010 Press

Where to donate items after cleaning out your garage
The Washington Post - October 14, 2010

Garage makeover
By Jura Koncius - The Washington Post - October 14, 2010

Community Forklift
By stevekelton - Steve and Emily's DC Renovation Blog - October 4, 2010

Dear PoP – Community Forklift Rocks
By Prince Of Petworth - Prince Of Petworth Blog - September 28, 2010

Growing to love bath time
By Elizabeth McGowan - Waste & Recycling News - September 13, 2010

A Letter from our Recycling Pal Cathy
By Cathy - DC Recycler Blog - September 6, 2010

Sleeping Porches: Rest in Peace
By Erin McKay - HobbyFarms.com Blog - July 2010

Designs too good to waste: Looking at Cooper-Hewitt's 'Why Design Now?' and more
By Blake Gopnik - The Washington Post - June 13, 2010

The 3-minute interview: Nancy J. Meyer
By Kytja Weir - Washington Examiner - May 23, 2010

Washington DC's City Secrets: Community Forklift
By Bill Lewis - DC Home Improvement Examiner - March 31, 2010

Dirty Little Secrets
By Janene Scelza - The Blah Blah Blahg - March 22, 2010

Saving Money with Salvaged Building Materials
By Amanda Abrams - HouseLogic - March 8, 2010

Renovate, reuse, recycle: Discount prices drum up profits, aid environment
By Mary Umberger - Inman News - February 3, 2010

2009 Press

Little "green" town holds green gift fair
By Tim Wheeler - The Baltimore Sun - December 18, 2009

Materials Intended for Trash Sold in MD
News Channel 8 - December 2, 2009

Community Forklift cashes in on unused building materials
By Jennifer Nycz-Conner - Washington Business Journal - November 27, 2009

U-Md. students urge College Park to create tax credit for ‘green’ firms
By David Hill - The Gazette - November 26, 2009

New Life for Old Building Materials: Organizations say demand is up and supply down for products that can be reused and recycled
By Teresa Burney - Builder Magazine Online - November 24, 2009

Entrepreneurs taking a greener tack: County may now offer tax breaks for such businesses
By Lindsey Robbins - Gazette.net - June 4, 2009

Green businesses put on the spotlight in Edmonston
By Nancy Royden - The Sentinel Newspapers - June 3, 2009

Secondhand Inspiration: Add Personality with Vintage Furnishings
By Beth Luberecki - expressnightout.com - May 29, 2009

Recycling in Alexandria and Arlington
WashingtonPost.com - April 9, 2009
Full Article: Solid 'Green' Credentials

Greenwood fifth-graders create cabinet-door collages
By Melissa J. Brachfeld - Gazette.net - April 8, 2009

D.C.'s Live Green moves next door
By Vandana Sinha - Washington Business Journal - March 6, 2009

Residents, lawmakers envision a ‘greener' Prince George's
By Liz Skalski - Gazette.net - February 5, 2009

2008 Press

Deconstructing an Old Home Can Give You Building Blocks for a New One
By Katherine Salant - WashingtonPost.com - December 13, 2008
Comments by Jim Schulman

Community Forklift is where it's at
Anacostia Now Blog - November 24, 2008

Community learns of environmentally friendly home upgrades
By Letita Aaro - Gazette.net - October 2, 2008

YouTube video: Green Jobs Now Day of Action Prince George's County, MD
Speech by Lisa Lincoln - Event sponsored by Progressive Cheverly, Jwanzaa Youth Partnership, MD Senator David Harrington, Greenmodeling, Community Forklift, Mayor Adam Ortiz of Edmonston, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network - September 27, 2008

Tight Quarters: Economy, environmental concerns have many homeowners choosing to stay in smaller homes
By Laurie White - Gazette.net - September 10, 2008

Your Junk Is My Treasure
By Judith Capen - Capital Community News - September 2008

Financial relief in place for charities: Community Forklift, Port Towns regatta projects funded
By Alex Ruoff - Gazette.net - July 10, 2008

Sculpting a green world - Artists' globes part of Botanic Garden exhibit
By Ann Geracimos - The Washington Times - June 11, 2008

Nonprofit Profile: Community Forklift - Lifting Up Communities
By Heather Schoell - Hill Rag - June 2008

Realtor Profile - James T. Lisowski
By Heather Schoell - Hill Rag - June 2008

In with the Old
By Margaret Tearman - Bay Weekly - April 3-9, 2008

Recycling Furniture and Building Supplies Benefits Environment and Budgets
Page 13 - Non-Profit Agenda - March/April 2008

Guest Blog: Reuse it or lose it
By Jim Schulman - Flow of the River - April 3, 2008

AT DC: Community Forklift - Salvage and Donations
By Caroline - Apartment Therapy - April 1, 2008

Year-Round Santas: Customers' Trash is Hauler's Treasure
By Elizabeth McGowan - HillRag - March 2008

Clearing out for a Cause: Too Many Old Computers, Cribs, Bikes and Books? Plenty of Folks Could Use Them
By Annie Groer - The Washington Post - January 3, 2008

2007 Press

Savings in store with reused materials
By Allan Lengel - Chicago Tribune - October 4, 2007

Greenest of the Green: Energy-Efficiency Guides Mount Pleasant Remodelers
By Elizabeth McGowan - DC North - September 2007

Mixed Green...Sustainable business has local roots
By Ann Christy Dybvik - The Dunn County News - September 2, 2007

Score Used Floors or Doors
By Allan Lengel - express - August 31-Sept 3, 2007

Once More, With Savings: Homeowners increasingly are selecting used building materials to make projects look better, cost less and save resources
By Allan Lengel - The Washington Post - August 4, 2007

Heart of The Community
The Examiner - June 25, 2007

Green Houses: Here are tips for how to make your home more ecofriendly--and save money
By Michael Tardif - Washingtonian - May 2007

Don't Demolish and Dispose; Deconstruct and Donate:
Save Money on Your Home Renovation As You Help the Environment

by Alan Dessoff - Architecture DC Spring 2007

Tip of the Month
Audubon Naturalist Society Newsletter - January 2007

2006 Press

A Roof That'll Grow on You: Why My Husband and I Decided to Go Green When We Added a Front Porch
By Nancy Strinste (Frequent Community Forklift customer!) - The Washington Post - November 19, 2006

Buying on the Cheap:
Inexpensive tricks can turn boring space into lively place

By Christian Toto - The Washington Times - November 1, 2006

When a Yard Sale Won't Work, Call a Pro
By John Kelly - The Washington Post - October 23, 2006

Online Discussion
Online Reviews by Customers - SustainLane.com October to the present

Architect's Business Promotes Use of Reclaimed Building Materials
by Tracy Ostroff - AIArchitect - September 22, 2006

Where Should I Spend My Remodeling Dollars?
Ask the Editor - Kitchens.com - September 2006

Varied Treasures: The Old, the Odd and Other Stuff Worth Saving
By Jonathan M. Block - The Washington Post - July 13, 2006

Green ventures: Area Jews build businesses with earth in mind
By Paula Amann - Washington Jewish Week - June 28, 2006

Salvaging One Man's Junk: Green- (and budget-) friendly house supplies make 'reuse' easy
By Ann Geracimos - The Washington Times - June 14, 2006

Community Forklift plans to recruit volunteers
By Jeffrey K. Lyles - The Gazette (Hyattsville/Port Towns) - March 30, 2006

Forklift project promotes home improvement: Low-income resident can have access to affordable materials
By Jeffrey K. Lyles - Gazette Community News - January 19, 2006

Firm turns trash into treasure: Old materials aid D.C. community
By Mike Rupert - The Examiner - January 6, 2006

New Salvage Store Offers Bargains on Building Materials
By Steve Clements - Hyattsville Life & Times - January 2006

2005 Press

Keeping national assets out of the landfill
By Jim Schulman - CitNet News - Summer 2005

2003 Press

Architect has plans for contractors' surplus materials
By Sean Madigan - Washington Business Journal - June 13, 2003

Community Forklift Ads

Community Forklift's Past Events



Thanks to Podio we keep work simple.

Store Phone: 301-985-5180 *** Donations Phone: 301-832-0781 *** Fax: 301-985-5182
Email: To inquire about donating materials, please fill out the form on our donations page.
To send us pictures of materials you would like to donate, use: Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For media inquiries, please use: Ruthie(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For everything else use: Info(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
Visit: 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781  
Directions: 5 minutes from DC in Prince George's County
Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-6p, Mon-Fri: 10-6p, Wednesday: 10-7p
Copyright © 2005-2014 Community Forklift