Regular Store & Donation Hours


We are currently providing on-site staffing Mon-Sun 9a-5p to assist with sales over the phone and schedule curbside pickup for purchases. The store and donation drop off will not be accessible until further notice.


How to Contact Us

Inventory Text Line: 412.339.9450


Greg Webster, Donations Manager

412.243.5025 ext. 11

General Inquiries:

Retail Store: 412.243.5025 ext.10

Missy Mongelli, General Manger



We will continue to monitor the situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus very closely and make the best decisions for our employees, customers and CJ’s operational health.

All donations are currently suspended, including pick ups, and cannot be handled by our staff.


Thank you for your understanding and support while we adjust to these circumstances.

Regular hours for other departments

• Pickups are made between 7am & 3.30pm Mon.-Fri. • The Deconstruction crew works between 8am & 4pm Mon-Fri. • Our offices are staffed between 7am & 5pm Mon.-Fri.

The store, offices, parking lot and all recycling services are closed:


Easter, Sun. Apr. 12 • Memorial Day, Mon., May 25 • Independence Day, Sat., Jul. 4 • Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 7 • Big Pour: closed from 2:00 pm, Fri., Sept. 25 & closed Sat./Sun. Sept. 26/27 • Thanksgiving, Thu., Nov. 26 • Thu., Dec. 24 and Fri., Dec. 25 • Thu., Dec 31 • Fri., Jan. 1, 2021 • MLK Day, Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

Read our FAQ




Shopping FAQ (don’t miss How to Shop at CJ)

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?


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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