Reuse Centers and Material Resources

Public, private, and government reuse centers are manifesting all over the country.  Keeping an ongoing list of reuse centers is a challenge, and this is only the beginning of ours.  Please feel free to add to this list by sending us an email. Thanks!

The Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit (ASWD) a nonprofit salvage and resale organization, was started in response to the tremendous amount of waste being generated in the demolition of houses in Detroit and its suburbs.

Build Reuse (Formerly the Building Materials Reuse Association) Build Reuse is a 501 c3 non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.

Building Materials Exchange Benefiting low-income homeowners and the environment by providing new and re-usable building materials at an affordable price.

Boston Building Resources The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a source of some great bargains and an ever-changing treasure trove of materials.

Building Material Resources, Inc. Building Material Recycling is an ever-changing treasure trove of unique items and building materials to help you give your home the feel you’ve been looking for.

Building REsources San Francisco’s only source for reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscaping materials.

Building Material Thrift Store our motto is “Just Reuse It!”

Building Value Building Value is a nonprofit social enterprise that salvages reusable materials for sale to the public. Our efforts help the environment, reduce the cost of disposal, and give architectural gems a second life.

Construction Junction Construction Junction promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials.
Pittsburgh’s only non-profit building material reuse retailer.

Crossroads Recycled Lumber, LLC reclaimed wood news and products in California.

Deconstruction Inc. Deconstruction Inc. preserves the past for future generations to enjoy.

Deconstruction Works is a deconstruction service provider in Vermont and New Hampshire, performing every scope of work from kitchen and bath strip-out / guts to commercial interiors and whole houses.  PO Box 10, W Dummerston, VT 05357 (802)380-9333

Deconstruction Management Established in 2009, Deconstruction Management preserves the memories contained within the materials of buildings that have reached the end of their useful life.

Domicology Michigan State University Domicology is the study of the economic, social, and environmental characteristics relating to the life cycle of the built environment.

EcoBuilding Bargains Recycled stuff from floors to doors.

FreeCycle The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,207 groups with 8,630,161 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

Habitat ReStore Centers are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

Home ReSource We collect and sell reusable building materials to reduce waste and build a vibrant and sustainable local economy. We channel used building materials to those in need and educate the broader community about reuse.

Home ReSource operates as a subsidiary of Twin Enviro’s Milner Landfill, and as a general rule, we encourage the public and businesses to de-construct buildings rather than demolish them. We offer a place for owners to donate salvaged materials so they can be reused, which keeps materials out of landfills and saves natural resources.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance ILSR’s Waste to Wealth program helps communities across the country create policies and practices that address citizens’ environmental concerns and economic needs.

National Center for Craftsmanship DeConstruct™ CO, Building Skills by Recycling Buildings.

Planet Reuse The premier source for reused and reclaimed building and design materials. Our Marketplace makes reuse shopping a reality, no matter the size of your project.

Reclaimed Cleveland Reclaimed Cleveland is a retail and custom furnishings company which re-purposes local materials that would otherwise be bound for disposal.

REculture Exploring the post-consumption economy of repair, reuse, repurposed and recycle by informal businesses at the Base of the Pyramid

ReFab promotes the collective and creative reuse of our built environment through deconstruction, retraining community members for careers in the green industry, and refabricating building materials for resale.

Reddit Building Material Reuse forum on Reddit – the front page of the internet.

Reset Ministries The ReUse Centers benefit the RESET Ministry.

ReSource retail shops provide job and life-skills training, essential household items to families and individuals in crisis, and prevent tons of material from ending up in our landfills each year.

ReSource Warehouse & Gallery is a new creative reuse center located in Hickory, North Carolina that is operated through the Safe Harbor Rescue Mission.

ReSource Yard ReSource is the home of the Center for ReSource Conservation’s reclaimed materials programs.

The ReBuilding Center The ReBuilding Center accepts the region’s largest volume of used building and remodeling materials, providing resources for the benefit of communities with the goal of promoting sustainable practices.

The ReCONNstruction Center A building materials reuse store.

Second Use salvage and reuse of building materials, including deconstruction for the Seattle, Washington area.

Viridian Wood Products “We love where we live, and we want to ensure the highest quality of life for generations, It’s why we do what we do.”

Waste Heritage Deconstruction, Salvage & Reuse  Research developing at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on heritage conservation and architectural waste, which builds on work of the last decade looking at the intersection of heritage conservation and sustainability.

Here is a link to a Directory of Creative Reuse Centers for crafts by Lancaster Creative Reuse

The Reuse Map of Europe: provides listing services for reuse of dismissed materials in the building industry in Europe.

Everything Old Windows

Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement

Considering the Repair, Retrofit and Replacement
of Historic Windows

Window Repair and Restoration Basics

Old Window Workshop Cooperative

East Portland Sash and Carpentry Co.

Reclamation Administration: News and Research on Building Material Waste Prevention