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Habitat recycling

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By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Habitat ReUse Center operated by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County generated record-high sales of $775,000 for fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, up 35 percent from the previous year.

Habitat, which will use those revenues to build five homes, also is adding cardboard and aluminum recycling at the center, which now sells new and used building materials and furniture donated to it.

Paper Stock Dealers, a division of Sonoco Products Co., donated a cardboard bailer to the ReUse Center and will buy the donated cardboard and aluminum that the center recycles.

Revenue from the sale of recycled cardboard and aluminum, scheduled to begin in September, is expected to total $5,000 to $10,000 in the fiscal year that began July 1.

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