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November, 2019 Newsletter
Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse




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DIY Halloween costumes

It’s almost Halloween! Make a creative costume on the cheap with materials from Community Forklift. Take a look at these costume ideas from around the web for some inspiration. We also have a good roundup on our Pinterest page. If you have used Community Forklift materials to make cool costumes or Halloween decorations, please send us your photos!

Spaceballs Dark Helmet Halloween Costume DIY Robot Halloween Costume DIY

Spaceballs Dark Helmet
plastic waste paper basket, drain cover, grate, paint

HVAC components, hardware, paint

Snail Halloween Costume DIY Spider Halloween Costume DIY

flexible duct, duct tape, wire, aluminum foil

wire, pipe insulation tubes

Office Space Swingline Stapler Halloween Costume DIY Starbucks Coffee Cup Halloween Costume DIY

Office Space Swingline Stapler
foam cooler, silver shirt, paint

Starbucks Coffee Cup
plastic garbage can, cardboard, paint

Interested in green Halloween treats?
Check out these ideas from DC Area Moms Blog!


Seeking exhibitors, artisans, & a DJ
Kids selling 3 Peas Handmade Soap
On Friday and Saturday, November 28 & 29, we’re hosting a Green Friday & Small Business Saturday party! Instead of fighting the crowds at the big box chains on Black Friday, folks can come here to celebrate community, make their own presents, and support local artisans. We are now accepting applications for exhibitors — come join us!

Visit our blog for more information.

Visit our reuse warehouse
If you haven’t visited our warehouse recently, come see what’s new! We have a great selection of tools and hardware, lots of tile, vintage and modern furniture, and more. The warehouse is open seven days a week 9am – 7pm and is located five minutes from DC, near Hyattsville. 
Table saw at Community Forklift Assorted floor tile at Community Forklift Fall decorations and vintage furniture at Community Forklift
Shop online
Check out these great items and more in our eBay store, and save 10% through the end of October! You can also find us on Chairish and in our own Community Forklift Marketplace. The cool stuff goes quickly, though, so look now before the item you want sells!
Upholstery Fringe Scraps on Community Forklift eBay site Light fixture on Community Forklift eBay site clothes wringer on Community Forklift eBay site
Upholstery Fringe Scraps Restoration Hardware Benson Pendant Light Vintage Universal Clothes Wringer 
Mallet on Community Forklift eBay site Crystal Doorknobs on Community Forklift eBay site
Vintage Chicago Rawhide Mallet Crystal Door Knob 1956 Regency Blue Bathroom Sink
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November Sales
Outdoor lighting fixture at Community Forklift reuse warehouse
Throughout the month of November, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. Visit our blog for details & exclusions.

See All Current Sales

Work with Us
Work with Us
We take donations of building materials, but did you know we also take…?
✓  NEW! Portions of your eBay sales
✓  Fine art: paintings, prints and drawings
✓  Antique & vintage jewelry & watches
✓  Area rugs and carpets
✓  Sterling silver serving & table settings
✓  Vintage furniture
✓  Any type of vehicle! Learn More.
Visit communityforklift.org/donate to learn more about special donations.
A train
Any type of vehicle!
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.

Deconstruction & Reuse Conference organized by Build Reuse in Pittsburgh, PA, October 28-30. It’s not too late to register! Learn More
Green Building Professional Seminar Series sponsored by BuildGreenDC.org. The final seminar is October 30. Learn More
Koiner Farm Pumpkin Glow

Here’s a way to reuse your jack-o-lanterns! Drop off your carved pumpkin on Friday, November 1, to have it displayed in the weekend show. Pumpkin lighting at dusk, Friday – Sunday. Pumpkins will be composted on Monday. Learn More About the Farm


301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm




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