Go green with your spring cleaning this year and donate your unwanted items at the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore Recycling Drive presented by Mayfair. This free drive-thru collection event will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Macy’s Northeast parking lot. The goal this year is to fill more than six semi-trailers worth of acceptable items, with proceeds benefiting Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing simple, decent and affordable housing to families in need. Habitat volunteers will be on hand to unload and process the donations during the event.
Shoppers are encouraged to bring their unwanted electronics, computers, TVs, appliances and gently used clothing and household items to the event site for donation. In addition to a tax-deductible receipt for their donations, they will also receive special savings and incentives from Mayfair retailers supporting the event.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to process donations of computers and electronics; and with Recycle That to handle donations of clothing, DVDs, and other household goods. Habitat has also partnered with United Scrap to recycle dysfunctional appliance donations. Through these partnerships, the ReStore receives a donation per pound of items donated.
The drive will kick off ReStore’s Annual Earth Week Celebration. The winners of ReStore’s 4th Annual Recycled Art Contest will be revealed in Center Court of Mayfair during the event. ReStore East will feature the entire contest during Gallery Night on 4/19 from 5-9. ReStore West will hold a storewide sale and celebration on 4/20, which will feature recycled craft workshops, live music, and refreshments.
The ReStore resells donated furniture, appliances, cabinetry, and building supplies to the public with proceeds benefiting Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. ReStore’s “West” location is at 3015 N. 114th in Wauwatosa. In addition, the ReStore just opened up its “East” location in Walker’s Point at 420 S. 1st. Both locations are stocked entirely by donations from individuals, businesses, and manufacturers. The ReStore is in its sixth year of operation in Milwaukee, and has diverted five million pounds of usable products away from landfills with the help of donors throughout the community.