Do you ever get the feeling that you’re throwing away something that has a lot of value, and wish you could have found a home for it?  Like that stuff you tried to sell in a garage sale and it wouldn’t sell but you have to get rid of it?  Check  out what we do with it!

Furniture – we donate what we can to charities like the following:

Restore Salvation Army Gleaners

But sometimes furniture is old and scratched or even out of date, and those organizations won’t take it.  When that happens, instead of taking the easy way out and throwing it out at the dump like everyone else does, we donate it to a local furniture refinisher, Blessed Distressed [ https://www.facebook.com/blesseddistress/community/ ] who transforms it into a work of art.  We love seeing the results!

And this piece we’re especially proud of.  It was an old piece of furniture from the very early 20th century or late 19th century, and the reason there’s no ‘before’ picture is that the piece literally fell apart in our hands as we were loading it onto the truck…I guess a century is hard on glue, and since there were few nails, the joints let go..  Blessed Distress took the bundle of sticks and glass and turned it into this!
 
Of course the usual recycling like plastics, glass, or electronics, we take to
– Venture training [ http://vdacl.ca/ ], a charity that helps the intellectually challenged. They in turn sell the recycling in order to continue doing the excellent work they do.
 
We hate throwing things out, as ironic as that sounds coming from a company called Dump Runz, and we make every effort to recycle it and reuse things when you’re done with them!