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Donate Building Materials  --  September 9, 2020

Where Can I Donate Construction Materials?

Knowing how and where to donate construction materials is vital if your goal is to save money and receive a tax break. If your goal is to obtain your tax benefits for 2020,  you’re running out of time. December 31st is called a ‘red-letter day,’ which means it is the last day of the year to donate goods to a charitable organization.

When donating construction materials, you’ll first need to find a company willing to handle the careful deconstruction of your residential or commercial property. From there, you’ll narrow down your IRS-qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Such charities even accept salvage as donations, meaning chunks of wood, nails, and wires. Everything has a use.

Did you know that 90% of materials and furniture may be repurposed? It is incredible what can be reused and recycled when it comes to deconstruction. 

What Can I Donate to Charities?

When you’re dismantling any building, your first instinct is surely to toss away everything. But many items are reusable. Lumber, nails, wiring, piping, and much more can be carefully deconstructed and reused again. Even items with some damage, however, like wooden furniture, can be refinished and repaired. With wood furniture, it’s entirely possible to paint over wear and tear, which won’t affect the item’s usage value.

Where to Start?

A call to Green Donation Consultants is a fantastic first step. Our goal is to turn your costly demolition project into tax benefits for you by donating old construction materials to non-profit organizations in need. Our process is simple:

  • Receive a Free Estimate — A project engineer will inspect your property and estimate the value of any donatable materials.
  • Choose a Charity — We’ll work with you to find a tax-exempt charity that desperately requires construction materials.
  • Deconstruction — We’ll help you track down a deconstruction contractor to start pulling apart your old building.
  • Tax Savings — We’ll send in an IRS-qualified appraisal, complete with a signed IRS Form 8283, for your next tax returns.

Are you ready to save the world and receive tax benefits in the process? Call Green Donation Consultants today at 800-870-4965 for a free consultation!

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