Every day is Earth Day at Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. Habitat Bucks recycled 140,000 pounds of metal and 3,065,798 pounds of used items were given a second chance and sold in the ReStores last year.
In addition, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County has partnered with Revolution Recovery to eliminate recyclable materials from the landfill. To turn Habitat Bucks bulk waste into recyclable material, Revolution Recovery has a special process that sorts, shreds, and separates materials for recycling.
Habitat Bucks diverted over 80% of its waste from the landfill in 2018, including 640,000 pounds of bulk waste through its partnership with Revolution Recovery. All told, Habitat Bucks has eliminated 3,845,798 pounds of waste from the landfill over the past year.
Another way that Revolution Recovery partners with Habitat Bucks is through its work with local contractors who are doing renovations. Revolution Recovery delivers unwanted, like-new office furniture and appliances from these jobs to the Habitat Bucks ReStores in Langhorne and Chalfont for resale.
“Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is proud to partner with Revolution Recovery. Waste removal is not just a utility we all need to pay. It’s an opportunity, and a partnership to do good and support our environment,” says B.J. Breish, Habitat Bucks ReStore Director. “The Habitat Bucks ReStores keep the planet a little greener by recycling and upcycling materials that would have ended up in a landfill.”
“There is immeasurable value in collaborating with an organization like Habitat Bucks that shares our core goal of reclaiming construction materials for better use,” says Mike Castellano, Business Development Associate, Revolution Recovery. “As a society, our waste management priority should be to reuse first and recycle second; this partnership with Habitat Bucks uniquely enables both solutions. When our customers need to dispose of like-new materials, we’re delighted to refer them to Habitat for Humanity Bucks County. Together, we’re working to close the loop on construction waste.”
About Habitat Bucks:
Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County’s mission is Building Communities, Empowering Families. Since then, it has built or fully renovated 115 affordable homes in Bucks County through its Homeownership Program, which provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. Its low-cost Home Repair program makes interior and exterior repairs to help individuals improve accessibility and remain safe in their own homes. Revenue from Habitat Bucks ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes. Habitat Bucks has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to volunteer to lend a helping hand. When you donate Items to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you not only support the Habitat for Humanity mission, you but directly support the environment by partnering with a responsible organization that aims to eliminate waste and repurpose materials. For more information, call 215.822.2812 or visit habitatbucks.org.
About Revolution Recovery
Revolution Recovery is a leader in the construction and industrial materials recycling industry. Founded in 2004 in Philadelphia, today the company employs more than 100 employees and operates at three locations – Philadelphia, New Castle, DE and Allentown, PA.
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