Recycled Materials Help Lower the Cost of Projects
Summer is a time when many of us like to catch up on projects around the house
ANCHORAGE - Summer is a time when many of us like to catch up on projects around the house. But whether it’s remodeling a bathroom or refinishing a deck, the cost of materials can really add up.
Fortunately Anchorage residents have some options when it comes to getting materials at low cost or even free.
The municipality operates a Re-Use store at both the Midtown Transfer Station and the Eagle River Landfill. Residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Transfer Center, and if the products are still relatively full they’ll be put back on the shelves of the Re-Use store.
People can pick up everything from plant food to paint, bug dope to motor oil. It’s common to find all sorts of useful products and, best of all, it’s all free. Residents are required to sign a form that acknowledges the product has been used and there is no guarantee of the contents. They are welcome to take home up to 20 items a day.
Another place that operates on the “used but still good” philosophy is the Habitat For Humanity ReStore.
There you can find the parts and pieces for remodeling projects big and small.
Contractors, individuals and even stores donate the materials. The goods are also used and they aren’t free, but the prices are low and all the money collected goes to support Habitat For Humanity.