Shopping at CJ

Become A Loyalty Member and Save!

Take a few moments the next time you're in the store to give us your name and contact information.  Every January you begin to accrue loyalty benefits.  When you've spent:  $250 you will get 3% off every CJ purchase until you reach $1000, when  you will get 5% off every CJ purchase until you reach $5000, when you will get 10% off every CJ purchase until you reach $10,000, when you will get 15% off every CJ purchase. The loyalty rewards earned expire on December 31st.

Take a few moments the next time you’re in the store to give us your name and contact information.

Every January you begin to accrue loyalty benefits.

When you’ve spent:

  • $250 you will get 3% off every CJ purchase until you reach
  • $1000, when  you will get 5% off every CJ purchase until you reach
  • $5000, when you will get 10% off every CJ purchase until you reach
  • $10,000, when you will get 15% off every CJ purchase.

The loyalty rewards earned expire on December 31st.


As an extra thanks to our most loyal shoppers, we’ll give you a little birthday bonus – 25% off when you shop with us on your birthday! (If you happen to have a birthday that coincides with a CJ closure, we will honor your birthday discount on the day immediately before or after. This is only applicable for a day that the store is closed. Can’t be combined with any other discount. Discount not applicable to “Constructed At The Junction” items.)

Also as part of the customer loyalty program, you will receive notices (not too many, we promise!) of special promotions, classes, events, and more good stuff to support reuse!


Construction Junction offers a 10% military discount for all active duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses and family members. A valid military ID is required.

Our inventory changes daily

So come to the store often, and if you see something you really like, buy it right away because we may never have another exactly like it again!!

Inventory Categories

Can’t get it home right now?

Take advantage of our Storage Policy. We can store all your items from a single purchase for 7 days for a $5 fee. Storage fees are non-refundable. Missed Item Pick Ups: Items not picked up from storage within 7 days are returned to the sales floor. A store credit is issued to the customer less a 10% storage and handling fee.

See something you want but can’t make it to the store?

Call 412-243-5025 ext. 10 to make a credit card phone purchase. All phone sales incur a $5 storage fee. See above guidelines for the storage policy.

Return Policy

You may return an item for store credit only within 30 days of purchase, as long as the item’s in the same condition as when you bought it. A copy of your receipt is required.

A Few Dos and Don’ts!

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Shopping FAQ (check out our Hours & Directions for more info.)

Are pets allowed in the store?

No pets are allowed. Not even in carriers! Also, please do not leave dogs or other pets in a vehicle in our parking lot, ever. We love animals and we will raise concerns if we observe them left in an unattended vehicle.

Do I have to be a member?

No. This is a retail store, come shop with us any time we’re open! We do have loyalty program for frequent shoppers to earn special rewards.

Do yinz deliver?

No. We offer 7 days of storage for your entire purchase for one $5 fee to enable customers to arrange for a truck. See terms here.

Do yinz sell CJ gift cards?

Yes, we do. Minimum value $5.00. CJ gift cards are non-refundable, non-expiring. And… we can mail them to US addresses.

Do yinz take credit cards?

Yes, we take Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We also take cash. No checks.

Are there any other CJs?

There is only one Construction Junction. But there are many building material use stores throughout the USA. You can see a list at the Building Material Reuse Association.

Do yinz sell straps?

Yes, we have some ratchet straps and bungee cords for sale at the register. We also have twine available for smaller loads.

Will yinz hold an item for me?

No, sorry, we don’t do holds. The next best thing we can offer is our sold storage policy.

Do yinz have a wish list? I’m looking for a specific item.

No, sorry, we’re not able to do that.

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Donating FAQ (check out our Donate pages for the full scoop)

Do yinz buy things?

No, most items are donated to us as an environmental nonprofit. We do purchase things like Amazon Recycled Paint and organic gardening products for sale in the store.

Do yinz pick things up?

Yes, we have a free pickup service for eligible donations of stuff that can be sold in the store. Eligibility depends on a combination of the quality, quantity and type of items included in a donation, when the items are available for pickup, and the distance from CJ. Click here for more info. We don’t pickup TVs, air conditioners, lightbulbs or other material to be recycled.

Do I need an appointment to drop stuff off?

No, you may drop off acceptable material any time during our regular store hours, though we ask that you don’t come in the last 15 minutes, because we need time to move items into the warehouse.

Will I get a receipt?

Yes, you will! More info on donating is here.

Can I get a store credit instead of a donation receipt?

No, sorry, we don’t give credit for donations, just the donation receipt.

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Recycling FAQ (check our Recycling pages)

What do yinz take?

CFLs?

Yes. Free. Click here for more info.

old computers, electronics, TVs?

No. Click here for more info.

florescent light bulbs?

Yes. Fees apply. Click here for more info.

old air conditioners?

Yes. Fees apply. Click here for more info.

old paint or household chemicals?

No. Contact The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC).

old fridges and freezers?

Yes. Fees apply. Click here for more info.

metal for scrap?

Yes! More info is here.

my trash in your dumpster?

No. Not even if you just made a donation!

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Other FAQ

Can yinz recommend….

No, we don’t give recommendations. We think references from friends and things like Angie’s List are good resources for this kind of info.

How many people work there?

We have 33 employees; sometimes a few temporary workers often recruited from employment programs for those with barriers to employment; and a few Goodwill job training clients processing tile, flooring, and doors.

Where does the money go from selling all that free stuff?

We’re a nonprofit and the money from purchases goes to cover the costs involved in running this place – rent, utility bills, wages, worker’s comp insurance, parking lot maintenance, equipment maintenance, providing recycling facilities to the community – all that good stuff.
Sales raise almost as much as it costs us to stay open, but there’s always a gap between the total of the bills and the revenue. The Steel City Big Pour®, our annual fundraiser, raises enough to cover that gap. We also raise money from grants from time to time to help us make improvements or to fund special projects. Reuse on any kind of scale is expensive to do.

Who owns CJ?

CJ is a nonprofit, so it’s controlled by a board of directors, and has no owner.

 

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