Build It Green!NYC's Deconstruction Services are available to professionally dismantle anything from a kitchen to a whole house. Our team will carefully uninstall your materials and remove the items, offering you a tax receipt for your donation and removing the items without a container fee. Deconstruction is also your best environmental, and often financial, alternative to the landfill.
Questions about deconstruction? Contact our Decon Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to email@example.com
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/2 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Your Momma Gave You @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
What is "Deconstruction"?
Deconstruction is the selective and careful dismantling of buildings to maximize re-use and recycling rates. Build It Green!NYC's Deconstruction Team can professionally dismantle anything from a kitchen to a whole house, uninstalling the items carefully and removing the items as a tax deductible donation. Decon is also your best environmental, and often financial, alternative to the landfill!
Which materials are candidates for Deconstruction?
Build it Green!NYC's Deconstruction Team will expertly disassemble and take away your donated:
• Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets • Doors • Windows • Counter Tops • Bookcases • Moulding • Mantels • Flooring
Lighting & Fixtures:
• Light Fixtures • Chandeliers • Sconces • Table/Floor Lamps
• Sinks • Bathroom Counters & Vanities • Faucets • Toilets • Bidets • Wetbars
• Refrigerators • Freezers • Ovens • Stovetops • Washers & Dryers • Microwaves • Air Conditioners
What are the financial benefits to Deconstruction?
Items donated to Build It Green!NYC through our deconstruction service, are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. In addition to the tax benefit, you will be reducing your landfill or dump fees during the demo process.
Build It Green!NYC will provide you a letter itemizing the materials that you donated through the deconstruction. If you would like to claim a deduction for donating materials equaling $250 you must have a receipt listing the donated items. For total yearly deductions over $500, you must complete IRS Form 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions to your tax return. To deduct a charitable contribution over $5,000 you must have a qualified appraisal that itemizes and values the donated property. A qualified appraisal is a document that is written by a certified appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America or the International Society of Appraisers.
By donating the materials to BIG!NYC, you are allowing the items a chance at a second life. Plus, you will save money and help the environment!
Will Deconstruction cost me anything?
We do not charge for the vast majority of our projects which tend to be kitchen and bathroom renovations. On larger projects where Build It Green! NYC is acting in a capacity similar to a demo contractor we must charge in order to cover our costs. Taking things apart carefully for reuse is often time consuming and sometimes costly. Most people, however, experience net cost savings when compared to normal demolition, on account of the tax deduction.
How does it work?
Why is re-use important?
Reuse isn’t just the right thing to do: it’s the smart thing to do. Each day NYC's Construction and Demolition (C&D) industry throws away over 19,000 tons of building materials. These materials are clogging our landfills, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and creating a need for more materials to be manufactured. Donating your architectural building materials and household appliances and fixtures creates the opportunity for reuse. With re-use you: • Keep materials out of landfills • Keep materials local • Cut waste export cost of your community • Provide low cost materials to people in need • Reduce landfill emitted gases that cause climate change
WHY DECONSTRUCT? TREAT YOUR MOTHER RIGHT - Our landfills are overburdened. Throwing away reusable material is needless waste. Be part of the culture change that says “NO!” to “out of sight out of mind.” Deconstruction is local and sustainable. Our projects, our customers, and our products are Tri-State area all the way. This tight loop means less oil consumption and fewer trees get cut down.
COST EFFECTIVE The tax deduction is the main ingredient that makes deconstruction cost effective. Combined with reduced hauling and disposal costs it’s downright competitive with demolition.
EMPLOY DON'T DESTROY Deconstruction requires more labor than conventional demolition. That means more jobs, green jobs, jobs with a future.
Any questions? Want to send photos for us to review? Please contact: Max Rubinstein, Deconstruction Manager (718) 777-0132 ex. 26 firstname.lastname@example.org