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Weekend sale: Countertops, cabinets, and items in our courtyard

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend sale:  Countertops, cabinets, and items in our courtyard

Courtyard Clearance:

40% off

this Saturday & Sunday

We’ve got a LOT of granite countertops right now – and during our weekend flash sale, you can save big! On September 21 & 22, 2019, take 40% off granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and other items in our courtyard.

Granite and marble counter pieces are great for kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, tops of furniture, and garden walkways!

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage on most bulk items, so if you buy something heavy during the sale, you have a little time to figure out how to get it home.

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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More sales & news

25% off Kitchen Cabinets

Until 7pm on Sunday, September 22nd, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors. Visit our blog for details!

Christian and the rest of the donations team have picked up some beautiful cabinet sets recently!

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September Sale on Amazon Paint

This month, all colors and sizes of Amazon select paint and primer are 10% off!

Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints.  Using patented technology, the manufacturer recycles surplus paint collected from local businesses, consumers, and governments. Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

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Forklift First Friday

October 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Featuring a pop-up fabric shop!

On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to host a party with live music, craft beer & wine, local artisans, a food truck dinner, and activities for kids. This month, we’ll also be offering a special selection of upholstery fabric for your shopping pleasure.

This one is the last concert of the 2019 season, so don’t miss it! Visit our Facebook event page to get more details and invite your friends.

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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

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Why you should join the Climate Strike this Friday

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Green Living, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Why you should join the Climate Strike this Friday

A year ago, inspired by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, young people around the world began ‘climate-striking’ – walking out of school for a few hours to demand action against the global warming that darkens their future. In May, when 1.4 million kids around the world walked out of school, they asked for adults to join them next time.

That time is here!

This Friday, September 20th, is shaping up to be the biggest day of climate action in the planet’s history. There are rallies and events happening all over DC, Maryland, & Virginia:

find one and join in at

globalclimatestrike.net

Still not sure why you should bother? Check out this list of great reasons to strike from Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org

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Why are we encouraging you to strike?

Here at Community Forklift, fighting climate change is what we do every day. Landfills and incinerators generate greenhouse gasses like methane and carbon dioxide – but we’re proving there is a better way. Since 2005, we’ve kept millions of dollars of building materials out of those landfills and incinerators – and created 50 green jobs too! Not only that, but providing reclaimed materials to the market reduces demand for new products, which means fewer natural resources need to be extracted and shipped around the globe, causing less pollution and burning of fossil fuels. We’re proud to be part of the growing reuse industry – just one of many smart solutions that is going to help win the fight against climate change!

Save on Kitchen Cabinets this week!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save on Kitchen Cabinets this week!

Kitchen Cabinets are 25% off

This Wednesday through Sunday

From September 18th – 22nd, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

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 and round up friends to load your cabinets.

Christian and the rest of the donations team have picked up some beautiful cabinet sets recently!

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; vintage hutches or 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 other sales or promotions.

The sale includes single “orphan” cabinets too.

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More sales & news

September Sale on Amazon Paint

This month, all colors and sizes of Amazon select paint and primer are 10% off!

Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints.  Using patented technology, the manufacturer recycles surplus paint collected from local businesses, consumers, and governments. Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

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Forklift First Friday

October 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Featuring a pop-up fabric shop!

On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to host a party with live music, craft beer & wine, local artisans, a food truck dinner, and activities for kids. This month, we’ll also be offering a special selection of upholstery fabric for your shopping pleasure.

This one is the last concert of the 2019 season, so don’t miss it! Visit our Facebook event page to get more details and invite your friends.

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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

Latinx community puts upcycled art on parade

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Customer Creations, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Latinx community puts upcycled art on parade

We’ve had a busy summer distributing free materials to nonprofits, schools, volunteer groups, and other community based groups through our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Program. Since January, we’ve awarded $37,706.60 in materials to 60 partners, and have provided $12,290.19 worth of materials to 39 partners so far.

One group that benefited from a CBB grant was Wheaton Arts Parade – a local nonprofit that celebrates art, cultural diversity, and the revitalization of the Wheaton area in Montgomery County, Maryland.

This three-panel mosaic was created by middle school students and their families using vintage stained glass scraps and glass tiles. WAP mosaic artist Edwin Salmeron (Whimsy Mosaics) led the project with assistance from artists Ge’Vonna Keyes and Sofia Hart.

In an effort to engage Wheaton’s diverse cultures, WAP invited students, families, and members of the Spanish-speaking community to a free art workshop to create two large three-panel community mosaics. WAP sought a CBB grant for materials, and received a donation of 3 boxes of our surplus tile and 67 lbs of vintage stained glass scraps. These materials were once headed to a landfill, but now they’ve been given a beautiful new life!

We’re excited to share that WAP is debuting the Community Mosaics on September 22, 2019, during WAP’s third annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival. (You should check it out! There will be music and dance performances, more than 70 local artists selling their work, art-making demos, family art & sensory inclusion activities, and food from some of Wheaton’s favorite restaurants)

One of the three-panel mosaics was undertaken in cooperation with Montgomery Housing Partnership. Here’s what they had to say about the piece:

Thanks to a partnership with Wheaton Arts Parade, the world will get to view these mosaics created by a multi-generational group at MHP’s Amherst and Pembridge Apartments in Wheaton. Parents worked on a panel depicting the past, including symbols of Latinx culture and tradition. Middle-school students worked on a panel to depict the present, which shows school and home, and then a panel on the future of their community as they imagine it. Thank you to WAP for providing this opportunity for creative expression. After being part of the art parade on September 22, the panels will be installed outside at the Amherst/Pembridge apartment buildings. Big thanks to Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County for grant support and to Community Forklift – Nonprofit Reuse Center For Home Improvement for donation of materials.  

Weekend Sale: 40% off Lighting

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Sale:  40% off Lighting

This Saturday & Sunday

Lights are 40% off

This weekend, September 14 & 15, take 40% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers.

The sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Please note:  This sale does not include light parts or electrical supplies. 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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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 



It’s Wacky Wednesday!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Blog, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

It’s Wacky Wednesday!

We’re starting a new tradition at Community Forklift this week. Every Wednesday, we’ll mark down some items in the warehouse at crazy bargain prices – $1 – $20!

We can’t tell you what or where they are, but we’ll post a teaser on our Instagram account. You’ll have to come in and look for them!

3 Day Sale: 25% off Appliances!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

3 Day Sale:  25% off Appliances!

This week, save 25% off appliances

From 9am – 7pm on Tuesday, September 10 through Thursday, September 12th, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers. The sale includes both modern and vintage appliances.

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 most 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.

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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.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 



Weekend Sale: 40% off Furniture, Housewares, & Art

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Sale:  40% off Furniture, Housewares, & Art

This Saturday & Sunday

Furniture, Housewares, & Art are 40% off!

On September 7th & 8th, take 40% off the marked price on furniture, housewares & art from every era.

Save big on sofas, chairs, tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, file cabinets, dishes & kitchenware, vases, mirrors, paintings, prints, and more! 

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities, medicine cabinets, or kitchen cabinets; mantels; appliances; 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 other sales or promotions.

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But wait, there’s more!

September Sale on Amazon Paint

This month, all colors and sizes of Amazon select paint and primer are 10% off!

Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints.  Using patented technology, the manufacturer recycles surplus paint collected from local businesses, consumers, and governments. Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Tonight during the party: 50% off Hardware & Tools!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Tonight during the party:  50% off Hardware & Tools!

We’re going to have live music, yummy food, local artists, and free family fun at tonight’s Forklift First Friday party from 6-8 pm.

We’re also having a special sale:

Half off Hardware & Tools

From 6pm to 8pm today (Friday, September 6th), take 50% off hardware & tools. This department rarely goes on sale, but tonight while you enjoy the food, music, and craft beer & wine, you can save big on modern & vintage door hardware, hand tools, power tools, nuts, nails, stables, bolts, screws, drawer pulls, and more!

Please Note:  Some exclusions apply.   This sale does not include appliances; HVAC, plumbing, hardware, or electrical parts; or bathroom hardware.

Flash sales do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales and promotions.

So come on over for the party tonight!

For more details about the delicious food, great band, and fun activities for kids, visit our Facebook page.

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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

3 Day Sale: 25% off Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

3 Day Sale:  25% off Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets are 25% off

September 4th – 6th, 2019

This Wednesday through Friday, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

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 and round up friends to load your cabinets.

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; vintage hutches or 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 other sales or promotions.

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The sale includes single “orphan” cabinets too.

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But wait, there’s more!

September Sale on Amazon Paint

This month, all colors and sizes of Amazon select paint and primer are 10% off!

Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints.  Using patented technology, the manufacturer recycles surplus paint collected from local businesses, consumers, and governments. Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

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And come by this Friday:

Forklift First Friday on September 6th

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, local artists, craft beer & wine, a food truck, and activities for kids. The next one, on September 6th, will feature a pop-up art market, classic rock from Moments of Brilliance; free face-painting from Signs, Wonders, & Gifts; balloon art & magic; and a yummy dinner from Metro Crab Fry Guy.

Visit our Facebook page for more details, and please invite your friends!

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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.