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All Eco Center

2662 University Blvd. West, Wheaton  MD  20902

301.949.4326  |

Building materials, cabinets, countertops, plumbing, carpets & flooring, lighting, tile, paint, water filtration. One-stop shop offering construction, remodeling & installation

Amicus Green Building Center

4080A Howard Avenue, Kensington  MD  20895

301.571.8590  |

Interior & exterior construction materials & finishes, paints, flooring, hardware, cleaning supplies, appliances

The LED Diet

4712 Rosedale Avenue, Bethesda  MD  20814

301.656.2548  |

Energy efficient lighting

Shaw Floors


Many eco-friendly options in carpet, hardwood, engineered wood, tile & stone floorings.  Local vendors include Lowes & Home Depot


Brass Knob Architectural Antiques

2311 18th Street NW, Washington  DC  20009

202.332.3370  |  |  BLOG

Specializing in unique hardware & findings

Community Forklift

4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston  MD 20781

301.985.5180  |

Reclaimed building materials, flooring, cabinetry, lighting, appliances, furnishings, paints, landscaping supplies


1415 Bayard Street, Baltimore  MD  21230

410.685.8047  |

Unusual architectural antiques, industrial salvage, one-of-a-kind finds.  Emphasis on pre-World War II decorative building materials:  mantels, plumbing fixtures, entry doors, garden elements, stained glass & ironwork

The Loading Dock, Inc.

2 North Kresson Street, Baltimore  MD  21224

410.558-DOCK (3625)  |  email staff

42,000 sq ft of reclaimed building materials. Offers workshops

ReBuild Warehouse 

6625-B Iron Place, Springfield  VA 22151

703.658.8840  |

Second Chance

1645 Warner Street, Baltimore  MD  21230

410.385.1101  |

100,000+ sq. ft. warehouse with architectural antiques, building materials, furniture and unusual details (located just before the stadiums off 295)

Terrapin Trader

The Severn Building, 5245 Greenbelt Road  College Park, MD  20742

301.405.5267  |

The morgue of UMD… desks, bookcases & all sorts of surprises


Architectural salvage, furnishings.  Stores vary widely in their offerings.

Habitat ReStores in Montgomery County, MD

8380 Colesville Road, Silver Spring  MD  20912  |  301.990.0014

1029 East Gude Drive, Rockville  MD  20850  |  301.947.3304

B, 12006 Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904  |  301.947.3304

9100 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg  MD  20877  |  301.947.3304

PG County ReStore, Mount Rainier

4531 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt Rainier  MD  20712  | 301.947.3304

Habitat ReStore of Northern Virginia

7770-A Richmond Hwy, Alexandria  VA  22306

703.360.6700  |

Columbia ReStore

8909 McGaw Court, Columbia MD 21045  |  410.290.3700 

Dundalk ReStore

505 Kane Street, Baltimore MD 21224  |  410.633.0505  |

Glen Burnie ReStore

711 East Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21226  |  410.437.7755

Halethorpe ReStore

3741 Commerce Drive, Suite 311, Halethorpe MD 21227  |  443.297.5141

Timonium ReStore

7 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium-Lutherville MD 21093  |  410.561.5200

Sandtown ReStore

1300 North Fulton Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217  |  410.669.6836


Black Dog Architectural Antiques & Salvage 

902 13th Street Southwest, Roanoke  VA 24016

540.343.6200  |

40,000 square foot warehouse with new arrivals daily

Caravati’s Architectural Salvage

104 East 2nd Street, Richmond  VA 23224

804.232.4175  |

old doors, sinks, tubs, ironwork, cobblestone, lighting, mantels, radiators, balusters, banisters, stained glass windows, hardwood flooring and more.  Reasonably priced

Paul’s Place  (Architectural Salvage of Richmond)

1009 Overbrook Road, Richmond  VA 23220

804.228.9999  |

Antique flooring (incl. heart pine), doors, windows, corbels,  mantels, ironwork, old Richmond bricks, cobblestones

Recycling the Past

381 North Main Street, Barnegat  NJ 08005

609.660.9790  |

Vast selection of reclaimed materials; see their videos!

Nature Neutral

370 C Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville  VA  22901

800.656.1961  |

Diverse selection of eco-friendly products & materials

New England Demolition & Salvage

73 Cove Street, New Bedford, MA  02744

508.992.1099  |

100,000 square feet of treasures



Buy and sell.  Postings for free items in addition to for-sale items


Join the group in your community.  Freebies only – to give & to receive; organized by location

Junk in the Trunk, LLC

202.667.5488  |

Recycles, donates, or reuses as much material as possible through their ‘Gone For Good’ network of charity partners.


800.364.5778  |



1-800-Junk Refund

240.406.5405  |  1.800.586.5733  |

Sells, donates, or recycles as much material as possible and provides cash back, donation receipts — and ice cream!

A Wider Circle

9159-C Brookville Road, Silver Spring  MD 20910

301.608.3504  |

Providing furnishings, household goods & food to families in need — an excellent place to contribute!

Charlott’e Web

817 Brightseat Road, Hyattsville  MD  20785

202.803.6194  |  email

Accepts furniture donations. Services provide care for seniors and outreach and support to youth through boxing and mentoring programs.

Dress for Success Washington DC

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
421 Seward Square, SE, Washington  DC  20003
202.269.4805  |

Accepts donations for gently used, nearly-new professional attire for women.


National Children’s Center

DC: 202.722.2300  |  MD & VA:  301.595.3840  |  Baltimore: 410.536.4205  |  US: 1-800-296-1122
Drop off or schedule a pickup.

Salvation Army
Schedule pick-up or find drop off locations.  1.800.728.7825

Better World Books

Book drop off locations nationwideEmail them regarding large donations.

Second Story Books

Two locations:  Rockville, MD (301.770.0477) and Dupont Circle, DC (202.659.8884.)  They will accept up to six boxes at a time in either store. For large collections, make an appointment.  See website for information on book appraisals.

Wonder Book

301.694.3547  |

Bookstores in Gaithersburg, Frederick, and Hagerstown.  They buy books at all locations without an appointment and make home visits for large collections.

Turning The Page

1625 K Street NW, Suite 102, Washington DC  20006
202.347.9841  |

Literacy program seeks donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs of all genre, for all ages.  Contact them for info on book drives and free pickup.

••• Concerned about strangers coming to your home to purchase or pick up items? Check out Montgomery County Safe Zones. •••


Montgomery County Green Resources Map

Links to green resources countywide: Food (farmers markets, food banks, composting); Business (co-working, green businesses, green building, green residences); Community: (green schools, parks…); Recycling & Reuse (recycling, tool libraries, public libraries, resale & repair shops)

Montgomery County Green Events Calendar

The Environmental Working Group

1436 U Street NW, Suite 100, Washington  DC 20009

Comprehensive consumer information for all things nontoxic

The Healthy Building Network

2001 S Street NW, Suite 570, WDC  20009

202.741.5717 & 877.974.2767 |

The Pharos Project

Comprehensive assessment of building materials & safe alternatives; products scored on VOCs, toxic content, user  & manufacturing toxics, renewable materials & energy

The US Green Building Council (USGBC)

2101 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington  DC 20037

202.742.3792 & 1.800.795.1747 |  email staff

USGBC – National Capital Region

National & local  resources for LEED; education & policy