Recycled construction

Normally, this would go in the Inshaw announcements, because it isn’t in Shaw, and I’m just recycling news but it is exciting to me and I figure I’ll put it out here:

Subject: Grand Opening of new Recycled Construction Materials center

This could be a great new resource for those of you renovating houses:


Open 8am – 4pm, Thurs. – Sat.
301-904-7579 Cell / 301-985-5180 Office
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781

Grand Opening of Community Forklift – COOK-OUT AND DANCE
April 29, 2006
Have you checked out Community Forklift yet? We are the DC metro area’s surplus, salvaged, and green building materials store – owned and operated by the nonprofit Sustainable Community Initiatives. You can donate building materials to receive a tax deduction, or buy new and used items at very low prices!
Our goals are to:
· Lift up communities by making repairs more affordable for homeowners, small businesses and community groups;
· Reduce construction waste, decreasing the demand for virgin materials and keeping reusable materials out of landfills and incinerators;
· Create career opportunities for local residents; and
· Educate the public about green building materials and methods, especially reuse.
It’s time to celebrate our opening!
Please come to our party on April 29, 2006.
The Community Forklift store at 4671 Tanglewood Drive in Edmonston, MD (the Hyattsville area) Call 301-985-5180 or find detailed directions at
What & When:
Contests and Special Discounts
All day, Thurs. April 27 – Sat. April 29
Green Building Commerce Fair
Meet Local Businesses that Choose to Reuse – Fri. April 28 & Sat. April 29, 1-4 pm
Workshops for Do-It-Yourselfers
New Lives for Old Materials – Sat. To Be Announced
A Woman Did It – Sat. 12 pm
Kids’ Activities
Green Games – Sat. 11 a.m.
Dollhouses for Little Treehuggers – Sat. 1-4 pm
Potluck and BBQ
Meat & Veggie – Sat. 4-8 pm
Blessing of the Green Builders Multi-Denominational – Sat. 5 pm
Dance, Reggae, & Old School with DJ Birdman – Sat. 5:30-8 pm

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  1. I love Gainesville too. Wouldn’t the ideal situation be to live in Gainesville from say September to the end of March and then come back to DC for the Spring and Summer? There isn’t much going on there after April and it gets too hot to do anything. They do have a Chipotle now though.

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