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301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM, 
and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
We're not kitten...

We really need your vote!

City Paper readers have awarded us a "Best Of" title every year since 2010, providing valuable free publicity for our nonprofit program. But this year, the rules have changed slightly: You can only vote if you have a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account. Unfortunately, this prevents many of our Forklift Fans from voting,
so if you're on social media, your vote is more important than ever!

Scroll down to "Best Green Business" 
and write us in!

And if you already voted, please share!

Help us out by sharing our Facebook post and down the line, it'll help you out, too!  As more homeowners & contractors learn about us, more of them will donate, more materials will be kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and we'll be able to create more green jobs.  And of co urse... you'll find more amazing stuff here in the store!

Voting ends at midnight on March 4th.
Meet the winners of the Reuse Contest!
Every year, Community Forklift joins reuse centers across the country to participate in The ReUse People of America's National Reuse Contest. Anyone can enter by submitting a project to their local participating reuse store (that's us!). We're waiting to find out which 2017 entrants won at Nationals, but in the meantime - check out Community Forklift's local winners!
(Click on their names to see all the before-and-after photos)

Construction & Remodeling

From left to right: Holly Harper, Michael and Mary Ellen Tarquinio, Lori Steenhoek

Art & Furniture

From left to right: Blake Sloane, Samantha Williams, Daniel D'Eramo

While we wait on the results of the 2017 National Reuse Contest, check out the entries of Forklift's past Reuse Superstars  here! The submission form for 2018 is not yet live, so check back later in the year if you have a project to submit. 

The greenest building material is often something that's being we urge you to consider using salvaged or surplus materials for your next home improvement or creative project, and be sure to document your progress with lots of photos along the way!
Think Spring
2 great events coming up:

Saturday, March 3rd
Rooting DC is a FREE urban gardening forum that provides education about urban agriculture and food systems, cultivates health and protection of the environment, and builds community. The day includes interactive workshops and panels, cooking and food preservation demos, and an info fair with 60+ regional green businesses and non-profits, including Community Forklift. 

Forklift Garden Party & Spring Fundraiser
9:00AM - 3:00PM on March 24th

Every spring at our annual Garden Party, we offer up a ton of landscaping and garden supplies, and host gardening demos, experts, and vendors; local bands; and a delicious food truck.  This year will also include seed and plant sales, and art from the Capitol Hill Art League. 

Remember, there are prizes for well-dressed people and pets (florals, seersucker, and stylish hats are encouraged).

Get your Garden Party grub on
We're stoked to welcome County Manners back for the second year in a row!

If you came to the party last year, you'll remember how tasty the food was, brought to you by Chef Jeremy of County Manners, a true "County Boy" at heart with roots in Southern Maryland. His passion for food was built on cooking fresh caught fish over a campfire on the Potomac River. We're tellin' don't wanna miss this!

Looking for an excuse to declutter?

One great way to support your favorite reuse center this month is to clean out your shed or garage, and  bring us your gently-used garden tools, flower pots, landscaping supplies, outdoor decor, and patio furniture.

If you bring your items to us by early March, we can have them available at the  Garden Party. Because everyone goes wild for low-cost landscaping supplies, the event is the Forklift's biggest fundraiser each year!  Proceeds help us continue to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits & neighbors in need.
Pick up a sustainable new skill
Check out our upcoming workshops!

Did you know we offer free public workshops throughout the year? We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship. Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so please

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM on March 4th
presented by Jen Athanas of Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM on March 10th
presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on March 17th
presented by Linda Jones of Elements of Nature
Could You be a Community Builder?

Looking for extra or occasional work? 
Community Forklift is seeking on-call contractors to join our Outreach and Education team! We need friendly, outgoing folks to staff our events and work with volunteer groups. Our Community Builders are extremely enthusiastic, genuine, comfortable with people from diverse backgrounds,  and committed to the environmental and community work we do.  Hours vary according to your schedule, but our greatest need is for availability on Saturdays and Sundays, especially in the spring and fall. Starting compensation is $10.75/hour. Get more info and apply to be a Community Builder here!

Around Town
News from our partners

Looking for something to do this weekend? Do you like theatre, the eighties or are a sucker for stories about strong women?

Then come out to see UMBC TheatreCOM's Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling today or Sunday! Pay close attention to the set... yup, it was built with Forklift materials!

We donated the salon sink and other materials for the set to the student group through our Community Building Blocks program.

4th Annual 
Clean Energy & 
Sustainability Extravaganza 
Friday February 23rd,   11 am  - 8 pm
at the Stamp Student Union, University of MD, College Park

Learn about -and join-the cleantech revolution!  See how the University of Maryland and local entrepreneurs are pioneering cleantech solutions!  Steer your career in a more inspiring direction!  
Get tips on careers, meet speakers, and see demos of real-world solutions.  Exhibitors include Advanced Biofuels USA, Edison Energy, Lockheed Martin, Nissan Leaf, Standard Solar, UMD departments on entrepreneurship and sustainability, and more.  Register at:   

February Specials

40% Off Most Doors 

Through the end of February, take 40% off doors with orange and blue price tags of $200 or less. The sale includes many kinds of interior and exterior doors, including antique wood panel doors, oversized doors, modern doors, French doors, bifold doors, louvered, security doors, storm doors, and screen doors.

Sale does not include surplus doors or doors in frames.

Plus, Free Cabinets!

Look for individual cabinets, cabinet doors, and drawers with price tags of $15 or less. This month, they're free while supplies last!

Please note: Monthly sales do NOT include select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.
Did you know we sell online?  

If you can't make it to the warehouse, you can shop with us 
online!  All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 

We have vintage decor,  bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our  Ebay store.  We also have tons of vintage hardware & decor in our  Etsy store.

If you're interested in unusual and upscale furniture, you should also check out our shop on Chairish!

Have you heard about
this weekend's Flash Sale ?

It's 25% Off STOREWIDE!

This Saturday, Sunday and Monday (February 17th, 18th and 19th), we're having a storewide sale. Take 25% off almost all modern and vintage items in the warehouse, including tile, furniture, appliances, windows, light fixtures, architectural salvage and so much more!

Please note: Sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Follow our blog to hear about flash sales like this one, learn
about unusual items in stock, and get all the info that won't fit
in our newsletter.

301-985-5180 |
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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