Once a house is demolished in Honolulu, Hawaii, it is not left to the wayside. A nonprofit organization called Re-Use Hawaii takes the salvageable pieces and reuses them.

The organization collects building materials from home demolitions and construction (that would otherwise end up in a landfill) and stores it in a warehouse. Homeowners can "shop" at the warehouse for items to build their own homes or embark on DIY projects, KITV in Honolulu reported. According to Re-Use Hawaii, 80 percent of waste from home demolitions can be reused for other construction projects.