Southampton Town and Habitat for Humanity of Long Island are once again partnering to collect reusable household items to raise money for affordable housing efforts. The program, which has been running for the past two years at the North Sea Transfer Station, is now expanding to Hampton Bays.
Donors can drop off new or slightly used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets, and building materials that will then be resold at the Habitat Long Island ReStore in Ronkonkoma.
“This program is a great success,” said Councilman John Bouvier. “I’m very happy that we are able to expand it to Hampton Bays. Over the last couple of years, we’ve collected so many usable items that would have wound up in our landfills. Now these items will be sold to help Habitat raise funds for affordable housing efforts. We have the community to thank for that.”
The Habitat truck will collect donations at the North Sea Transfer Station on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Tuesday, and at the Hampton Bays Transfer Station on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Friday. The program runs through mid-November.
Commercial entities and contractors can participate by contacting Habitat for Humanity of Long Island directly to arrange for off-site pickups.
“We are thrilled to expand the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program to Hampton Bays this year," said Courtney Collins, director of operations at Long Island ReStore. "Over the past two years, the North Sea Transfer Station location has successfully brought in a large number of donations which have helped Long Island ReStore raise additional funds to build affordable housing for hard-working families on Long Island. We are so grateful for the generosity that the Southampton community has shown Habitat for Humanity of Long Island. Such programs not only promote a greener initiative, but allow us to help more deserving families."
Those wanting more information on the Residential Reuse Program or to arrange for pickups have been asked to contact Habitat for Humanity of Long Island at 631-767-1612 or [email protected].