AJ Madison, a Brooklyn-based appliance retailer that offers brands including Bosch, Dacor, Electrolux, Gaggenau, GE, Liebherr, LG, Miele, Samsung, Sub-Zero, Thermador, Viking and Wolf, is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity on a new appliance recycling program.
AJ Madison will update its existing haul-away program, which picks up old appliances in exchange for new purchases. The new program will donate gently used appliances to NYC Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells directly to the public. Proceeds from ReStore benefit Habitat for Humanity’s programs in New York and outside of the city.
“Giving back to the community is at the core of our AJ Madison culture,” said Michael Gross, the company’s president. “We’re thrilled to breathe new life into gently used appliances through eco-friendly recycling to benefit Habitat for Humanity NYC instead of ending up in a landfill. Its a win-win for everyone—less waste; accessible, affordable appliances for every budget; and funding to build new homes in the local community.”
AJ Madison is also working to spread the word via its trade program and its network of contractors and builders. It intends to recycle more appliances as well as to obtain gently used cabinetry or other items from kitchen remodels through the ReStore.
“We are so grateful for the generous partnership of AJ Madison,” said Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. “By donating their products to our ReStore, AJ Madison is giving budget-conscious New Yorkers the chance to own high-quality appliances at accessible prices, and helping to divert tons of waste from landfills. They are also contributing to our mission to build and preserve safe, decent and affordable housing for ownership by our neighbors in need.”