Re-use Hawai‘i was founded in 2007 as a solution to Oahu's solid waste problem. More than one third of Oahu's waste comes from unnecessary construction and demolition debris.
Salvaging material for reuse conserves resources and energy, reduces waste, creates jobs, and transforms waste into a resource. Re-use Hawai‘i diverts tons of reusable building material from landfills each week and makes this material available to the public at extremely affordable prices.
Our Kakaako warehouse is centrally located in downtown Honolulu and open to the public 7 days a week. Learn more.
The majority of material available for resale at the Re-use Hawai‘i warehouse comes from our Deconstruction projects. Re-use Hawai‘i is a licensed contractor, and the only Deconstruction provider in the state of Hawai‘i. Acting as a building industry participant, Re-use Hawai‘i is proactive about fulfilling our mission of keeping good, reusable material out of our local landfill.
Material from Deconstruction projects arrives daily at the warehouse, where it is processed, put into inventory, and made available for reuse. This robust stream of material creates a unique and ever-changing inventory at Re-use Hawai‘i. We offer everything from historic hardware, to reclaimed lumber, doors, kitchen cabinets, sinks, windows, light fixtures, tile and more.
"Harrison Flores is a team leader for Re-use Hawaii, a nonprofit that salvages building materials that are usually thrown away after a demolition. He recently helped take apart a home on Black Point Road in Kahala" - article by Rob Shikina, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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