What is the Reclamation Administration? 

The Reclamation Administration is a website dedicated to the dissemination of information that prevents the unnecessary waste of construction and demolition materials through Building Material Reuse and Recycling.  The Reclamation Administration was created by Sara Badiali and is based in the Portland, Oregon Metro Region, but the focus is on all reclaiming and recycling of building materials news.


Building material reuse organizations and deconstruction practices are widespread around the country.  There is a need for news, research, and information tailored to waste professionals in these areas.  “Recycling” and “Reuse” are broad terms that captures everything from household, fashion, to electronic wastes.  The Reclamation Administration focuses on construction and demolition debris and building material salvage and reuse.


City Lab Atlantic November 3, 2016

Habitat for Humanity ReStore July 22, 2016

Building Material Reuse Association June 2016

Oregonian April 19, 2015

Sunset Green Home June 23, 2014

La Maison Ecologique February 2011

big green buildings: Sustainable commercial architecture March 3, 2009

Ways to Support The Reclamation Administration

Like what you see here? Want to be a part of it?  If you are an professional in building material reuse, work in a reuse organization, do deconstruction, art, or are just interested in reducing C&D waste consider submitting your project to The RA.

Want to see something we missed? Let us know!

If you are a student and would like to use The RA as a the basis for a project or internship please contact us.