Salvaging materials from demolition and remodeling projects

Milwaukee Habitat’s experienced and insured Deconstruction Services has been salvaging reusable items from residential and commercial buildings for more than a decade, saving clients time and money. By partnering with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and our community. We'll give salvaged items a second life by reselling them at area ReStores. The funds raised will help break down barriers to homeownership for local families. Truly a win-win. 

Contact our team to learn more about partnering with Milwaukee Habitat's Salvage Services.

Why salvage?

Save money.

  • $250/project flat fee - no matter the size of the project or crew needed
  • Decrease waste removal costs
  • Itemized tax-deductible donation receipt provided by our team

Save time.

  • Kitchens removed in just 3 hours
  • Whole home projects completed in 1 day
  • We work with your demolition/abatement schedule

Items we salvage:

We give items a second life by selling them to the public at area ReStores!

  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Appliances
  • Light Fixtures
  • HVAC Systems
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Water Heaters
  • Furniture
  • Decor
  • Doors

Traditional Demo Costs

  • $2000-3000 Demolition Cost
  • $400 Dumpster Cost
  • Items destroyed
  • Items end up in local landfills
  • No tax Benefit
  • No community benefit

Salvage Services with Habitat

  • Flat $250 Fee
  • $0 Dumpster Cost
  • Items carefully salvaged
  • Items diverted from local landfills
  • Tax-deductible donation receipt provided
  • Your donation will help build safe, affordable homes in Milwaukee



“Saves our clients on demolition labor, dumpster costs, and gives the homeowner a tax deductible donation. Equally as important, it prevents building materials and products from going into a landfill and instead puts them to good use somewhere in the community.”

M. Krier, Contractor, Whitefish Bay

“We appreciated the time and skill of your tremendous volunteers! It means a great deal to us to know these items will be used to help others and we would not have been able to accomplish that on our own. Keep up the good work! Your organization is terrific and so are you guys! Thanks for making this happen.”

Amy H., Homeowner, Hartland

“10/10 - All of those involved are polite, professional, courteous, and incredibly efficient. It is a great feeling to know that we are able to help out by donating items to Habitat so that others may benefit as well as leaving less of an environmental impact by keeping donated items out of landfills.”

J. Johnson, Contractor, Whitefish Bay

“Thank you and the Habitat Team so much. You all have been wonderful to work with and we truly appreciate the expertise and care you took on the removal. We are delighted that these items will find a new place and a family will be able to put these items to good use and enjoy them in their home! We are truly appreciative of the work that Habitat has done and continues to do.”

Krista B., Homeowner, Mequon

“Deconstruction crew removes cabinets and gives old cabinets, tops, and appliances a new home. They were organized, efficient, and above all they cleaned up afterwards. They have always been a pleasure to work with.”

Cheryl R., Remodeler, Mequon

“Thanks for being so easy to work with. It was our pleasure and I would recommend any of our customers in the future to donate to Habitat.”

Steve F., Builder/Remodeler, Pewaukee


Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore's Deconstruction Services salvages a kitchen cabinetry set from a home that's being remodeled. Instead of this cabinet set being thrown in the dump, it will be resold at Habitat ReStore, raising money for safe, affordable housing!

We're so grateful for partners like Carmel Builders and their clients who generously donate kitchen cabinets, appliances, and more. Our talented Deconstruction Services team salvages these items saving clients time and money while preventing waste!

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's Deconstruction Services team shares why they salvage materials to support Habitat's mission.

See the impact your partnership with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity can make on the lives of local families in our community.