“So for many on the island, Home Depot’s decision to destroy its entire stock of merchandise following Hurricanes Irma and Maria — rather than give it to those in need — seemed especially cruel.
The company crushed one million pounds worth of goods, according to Waste Management records obtained by Channel 2 Action News. They were sent to a local landfill and claimed on the company’s insurance — rather than sorted for hurricane survivors.
Home Depot agreed to crush the inventory, according to records from the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority, and haul it to the landfill over several days in November. The cost? $25,000.”
Waste Management records obtained by Channel 2 Action News show the company crushed one million pounds worth of goods