Habitat for Humanity of Northern Santa Barbara County  
  Northern Santa Barbara County HFH
Deconstruction Services
Deconstruction Services

How the deconstruction process works:

  • The property owner of their representative(s) contacts the ReStore
  • Once we establish that there is a product or material appropriate for salvage by the ReStore, a time is set for the Deconstruction manager to meet with the property owner representative(s) and do a walk through of the site.
  • Once an agreement is made with the property representative(s) as to availability, materials and a time-line, the Deconstruction manager will schedule a volunteer crew to begin its work of deconstruction.

Insurance Coverage - We are covered by an umbrella policy that covers all employees and volunteers on site. Certificate of Insurance is available upon request.

According to the U.S. Environmental protection agency, in 1996 for instance, the U.S. produced an estimated 136 million tons of building related construction and demolition (C&D) debris. The EPA estimated that the only 20 to 30 percent of this debris was recovered for reuse or recycling. Although the construction and demolition industry has made great strides in the recovery of (C&D) debris, the demolition of building materials consumers our limited landfill space.

Deconstruction diverts demolition waste from the landfill and reuses these valuable building materials. Developers and construction companies typically look at buildings located on property slated for development as a costly, unavoidable annoyance. Developers and construction companies up until now are offered little choice when it comes to removing these buildings.

One Person's Trash...
...Could be another person's treasure! Stop by the ReStore and look through our inventory of Deconstruction items.


  • Habitat ReStore Deconstruction provides a smart alternative and option for maintaining our resources.
  • It's better for the environment.
  • Proceeds help Habitat build more homes.
  • Daily operations provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.
  • Your donated deconstruction items may by tax deductible.

Interested in ReStore Deconstruction services?

Contact the Deconstruction manager at (805) 928-5399 or richard@nsbhabitat.com


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