I love to hunt for treasures at antique stores, flea markets or any of the Re-stores. The Community Forklift (love that name!) in Edmonston, MD (greater Hyattsville area) is similar to the Habitat for Humanity® in its mission - DON'T DUMP, DONATE!
It's a win-win for everybody - less material ends up in the landfills, donations are tax deductible, communities are uplifted and the character of historic homes can be preserved through the use of donated, salvaged materials. The Community Forklift carries new green materials (sustainable harvested lumber, low VOC paints for example), surplus materials and salvaged materials. You can find anything from sinks, cabinets, granite & marble, wood-flooring, ceramic tile, appliances ... or a true treasure like an antique vent cover or kitchen utensil, an odd-sized window, character-rich door or the antique piece of molding that is hard to find somewhere else!
Community Forklift is located at 4671 Tanglewood Dr in Edmonston, MD 20781. They are open year-round but hours change - check their website before you go.
You can drop off donations at the store or arrange for a free home pick-up service but you want to find out first which items are accepted (some change based on stock). The Community Forklift also gladly accepts monetary donations to support their mission and welcomes volunteers!