Have you ever wondered how far across the DMV the salvaged lumber we sold last year would stretch? Are you curious how many households received free materials in 2023 through our Home Essentials Program? Or what issue areas are addressed by our Community Building Blocks partners? Boy, are you in luck!

We just put online our 2023 factsheets! Learn about Community Forklift’s impact in terms of the amount of materials diverted from the landfill through our programs last year. We have an overall 2023 Waste Diversion Factsheet that details some of the nearly 170,000 items our reuse warehouse store diverted. There’s a 2023 Home Essentials Program Factsheet that breaks down the impact of our program providing free materials to households with limited resources. And we also prepared a 2023 Community Building Blocks Program Factsheet that provides more information on the community groups who we awarded grants of free materials.

Thank you for your support over the past year! These impacts are a direct result of your donating materials and funds and shopping for salvage items at our reuse warehouse.

Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.