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Every city should have one of these

Posted on | July 16, 2009 | 4 Comments

Today I visited the Portland ReBuilding Center, and hopefully you can get an idea of what it is from the title:  it’s a place where people can donate used building materials so they can be sold again for new building projects.  It’s building recycling, or, “rebuilding”.  And it’s great!  Have a look:

I am originally from Cincinnati and they had one as well, called Building Value.  Does your community have a building supply recycling center?  If so, post in the comments!



4 Responses to “Every city should have one of these”

  1. Qeturah
    July 23rd, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    We have Historic Houston. They started out mainly as an organization to save and restore smaller historic homes that were being razed for more mcmansions. But they’ve expanded into more overall building materials reuse.

  2. Foam Insulations :
    October 26th, 2010 @ 2:59 am

    building supplies these days are very much expensive, i think i would buy building supplies next year-:~

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