But what about the stuff that gets ripped out to make way for the new? In some ways this material, in the form of things like carved stone and wide board pine, is more valuable than the materials that are replacing them. Throwing out this material, with its value-added labor, is just throwing money away.
Keeping that value out of the landfill is one of the things the folks at Green Goat do. My current clients used them to find a new home for their old kitchen cabinets and appliances. Take a look!