Scrap-It! Recycles for a
Good Cause

The word “Recycling” in the Scrap-It! Junk Removal & Recycling Services name isn’t there just for show, or to make our customers feel good. Recycling unwanted things that are often in good enough shape to become useful “second-life” items, is a vital part of the Scrap-It! mission. We believe that not everything we remove from people’s homes should be automatically destined for landfills. 

Our commitment to the environment – and our customers – is to take salvageable furniture, electronics, appliances, clothing, tools, home decor and more, and donate them to organizations across Long Island and the five boroughs, to be sold in their thrift stores. And in every instance, the money earned from the re-sale of these goods goes to a worthy cause. 

“We are so happy we can recycle unwanted items that can be used again, to help low-income families and those who just want a bargain,” says Cynthia Davis, co-founder of Scrap-It! with her husband, Orville, in 2019. “Thrift shop hunting can be an exciting experience, especially when you find someone else’s discarded – but valuable – merchandise and have a use for it at home.”

Here are four of the organizations Scrap-It! donates to, and the locations where you can shop at their stores.  

AMVETS represents 20 million veterans, with a mission to enhance and safeguard entitlements for those who have served in the military. The goal is to improve their quality of life and the communities where they live, through leadership, advocacy and services. An AMVETS Thrift Center – which offers used clothing, household goods and toys – is located at 1179 Sunrise Highway, Copiague; 631-699-2412.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk is an independently operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Founded by former President Jimmy Carter, Habitat for Humanity specializes in building and renovating houses for low-income families. One way Habitat of Suffolk raises money is through sales at The ReStore. All proceeds support its homebuilding mission, through discounted merchandise including used building materials, kitchen cabinets, appliances, home furnishings and more. The ReStore is located at 2111 Lakeland Ave., Lake Ronkokoma; 631-521-7789.

Long Island Trading Post is owned and operated by Long Island Family & Elder Care, a not-for-profit that helps elderly, disabled and handicapped Long Islanders remain in their homes when they cannot care for themselves. And, if necessary, help relocate them by identifying and applying for resources that can help.  The Trading Post – which stocks everything from art and jewelry to toys and musical instruments – is located at 2034 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore; 516-826-4483.

The Big Reuse is an eco-friendly group that scours construction sites for usable building and home items, and then reintroduces them to the market to help eliminate environmental pollution. They identify options for materials relocation, and press the City to require recycling and reuse of construction and demolition waste. They re-sell appliances, home goods, home decor, furniture, clothing, books, electronics, plumbing supplies, lighting, kitchens, tiles, paint, tools and renovation supplies. They are located in Brooklyn at One 12th St.; 718-725-8925; ecom@bigreuse.org.

The Salvation Army is a faith-based, worldwide organization known for its Christmastime red kettles, distinctive uniforms, and programs for the homeless, hungry and elderly, as well as a prison ministry, disaster relief and more. Money for adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs is raised at their stores, located on Long Island and the five boroughs. Click here to find a location near you, to purchase clothing, furniture, vehicles, household goods and appliances; 800-728-7825.

“In the three years Scrap-It! has been helping customers remove unwanted items from their homes, we have placed a major emphasis on finding new life for goods that are clearly recyclable,” says Orville Davis, Scrap-It!’s co-founder. “We are thrilled to partner with such world-class organizations, helping them achieve their missions to help veterans across the U.S. and the needy throughout the Metro area.”

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