Store saves tonnes of waste from landfill

Habitat ReStore, the low-cost DIY store in Lisburn, diverted 45 tonnes of material from landfill in the first three months of 2014.

The announcement came on World Environment Day as Habitat ReStore launched ten days of special offers to help local families sustainably improve their 
home for less.

Habitat ReStore, which is based at the Riverside Centre in Young Street, sells donated new and used DIY and home improvement materials at 50-75% of the retail price.

During the first quarter of 2014, 45 tonnes of material were diverted from landfill, including 20.41 tonnes of wood and 9.22 tonnes of steel.

Habitat ReStore stocks a wide range of materials including doors, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, garden equipment, tools and appliances.

To mark World Environment Day, there were ten days of special offers in ReStore, including items such as wardrobes, desks and kitchen sinks from £10 each. There was also a wide range of DIY materials such as plastering render for only £20.

Niall McConkey, ReStore Manager said: “Diverting materials from landfill is integral to creating a sustainable future for everyone in Northern Ireland.

“By shopping in Habitat ReStore, customers improve their home for less, help the local environment and support Habitat’s work building hope and homes around the world.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the local community who are our loyal customers and generous donors.

“The quality and quantity of donated products from individuals, companies, churches, schools and the wider community is fantastic.

“As summer arrives, we encourage everyone to visit Habitat ReStore for their DIY needs.”

Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing movement dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness and to making shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Since 1976 Habitat for Humanity has served 800,000 families worldwide, helping more than 4 million people have a safe, decent place to live.

Habitat works in partnership with families and communities giving them the hand up they need to build their own way out of poverty.

Habitat ReStore is open from 9am-5pm Monday–Saturday. Like to keep up-to-date with the latest products in store. To volunteer, donate or learn more call: 028 90 635 642.