Eco Minute August 21, 2014
A large portion of landfill space is taken up by construction debris. This is the EcoMinute and I’m Chasidy Hobbs.
During the construction of a 2,000 square foot home, 8,000 lbs of waste were typically thrown into the landfill. This is changing thanks to programs like the Habitat re-store and landfill swap shops. If you are remodeling your home in any way and would like to turn your unwanted items into a treasured component of a Habitat house you have two options: one in Milton behind Hall’s Hardware and Lumber and another in Pensacola at 5810 N. Palafox St. Habitat re-store will take just about anything no longer needed in your home; with non-construction items sold and proceeds going toward costs for new homes.
In addition, the Beulah landfill will soon have a swap shop where you can leave items without paying a dumping fee; remember, one person’s junk is another’s treasure.