Before you send your old kitchen to the landfill consider that someone might be able to reuse all your kitchen cabinets and appliances? You may not want them anymore, but someone else might be able to reuse or re-purpose them.
We carefully dismantled this 15 year old kitchen in Berkeley CA with reuse in mind. Every item was carefully removed and placed on the street for pick up by Habitat for Humanity Re Stores http://www.habitat.org/restores?place=us
For low income families building or remodeling their homes this is a great resource. My clients got the satisfaction of seeing their old kitchen help others and avoid the landfill. They also got a tax write off for the value of the donation. It’s a win win situation if you are willing to make the effort.