Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse


Community Forklift takes donations of building materials, but did you know we now take vehicle donations? Not just that old beater in the back yard, but ANY type of vehicle!*
Old or new, we take ’em
Donate your:

•  Commuter-Type Vehicle: Car, Truck, SUV, Minivan, or Motorcycle
•  Recreational Vehicle: Motorhome or Camper
•  Watercraft: Motorboat, Sailboat, Fishing Boat, Houseboat, Jet Ski, or Pontoon Boat
•  Specialty Vehicle: Snowmobile, ATV, Riding-Lawn Mower, Motorized Wheelchair, Golf Cart, Forklift, or Tractor
•  Company Fleet Vehicle: Bus, Van, Box Truck, Learjet, or Ambulance
•  Uber-Special Vehicle: Spaceshuttle, Dirigible, UFO, or Submarine!
Doug on Forklift

Doug coaxing Leaky into
another day’s work.
Donating your vehicle to Community Forklift is a green choice that supports our daily reuse operation and turns that old beater into a reusable resource!
Leaky and Stumpy, our two old forklifts were ready to retire years ago. If you have a working forklift to donate, we’ll give you naming rights.
Read the whole story for more information.
* Vehicles needn’t be running, but we can only accept vehicles that are worth more than the cost of towing them.

Learn More About Donating a Vehicle
Sponsoring Jazz Night at the ‘Lift is a great way to show members of our community that you support local events, and the work the ‘Lift does to lift up its community. Visit our sponsorship page to learn more.
Call for other sponsorship opportunities
Best Green Business—2019
Andre unloading donation truck
Community Forklift was voted Best Green Business for the 6th year in a row by Washington City Paper’s readers.
Shop In-Store or Online
Cool stuff for sale at the 'Lift
Left to right clockwise: vintage painted swivel office chairs (in-store), vintage Hammond’s pretzel tin (in-store), antique chestnut tall interior door with hardware (ebay), antique rocker (in-store), late 19th century arts & crafts Norwich pocket door lock set – complete (Marketplace), antique iron spoked wheel (in-store), colorful glass mosaic tile (in-store)
*The cool stuff goes quickly – items pictured may no longer be available.
Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop ebay shop
Calling all Crafters,
Upcyclers & Collectors
Join the “RISE Business Marketplace” at Community Forklift!
Community Forklift’s Reuse Incubator for Sustainable Environment (RISE) creates small business partnerships to attract, mentor and support small green and reuse businesses.
We currently have RENTAL SPACE available in our Reuse Center warehouse.
To inquire, please send an email to
Charles by Maude Svensson
Charles at Decorative DeZign Interiors, RISE member
May Sale — Time’s Running Out!
25% OFF

This sale DOES include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, and other specialty glass!!!
Doors 25% Off
More than 2,000 modern and vintage doors in stock—save on barn doors, antique wood panel, french, bifold, louvered, storm, and screen doors. Also included are oversized doors, iron security doors, and modern doors in frames.
*Sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online.
Visit our website for complete details.
We take donations of building materials, but did you know we also take…?
✓  Fine art: paintings, prints and drawings
✓  Antique & vintage jewelry & watches
✓  Area rugs and carpets
✓  Sterling silver serving & table settings
✓  Vintage furniture
Jewelry Box
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.
Upcoming Forklift Events
Future Forklift First Fridays
Forklift First Fridays
June 7, July 5, August 2,
and September 6
6 – 8 pm
Around Town
Emerson Food Forest Tour
June 3, 2019 | Tour: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Weeding: 6:40 – 7:30 pm
Discover delicious native fruits and nuts you can plant in your yard or community. Tasting permitted!
Learn More
Emerson Food Forest Tour
Christmas in April
Christmas in April—Prince George’s County
Susan Mona & John Denison
Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, September 23, 2019
301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm


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