Resource: The ReUse Center
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Title: The ReUse Center
Resource type: Organization
Topics: Buildings, Energy
Keywords: neighborhood sustainability, materials reuse
Audience: All
Region: Twin Cities
Summary: The ReUse Center, a program of the Green Institute, sells salvaged, reusable building materials such as doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets, which equates to keeping hundreds of thousands of tons of reusable construction materials out of landfills.
Content: The following language was taken from the web site below:

"Find quality wholesale, salvaged and reclaimed building materials at very affordable prices.

The ReUse Center and DeConstruction Services is dedicated to keeping reusable building materials out of landfills. Quality wholesale and reclaimed building materials, such as doors, windows, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lumber, millwork, flooring, every variety of hardware, lighting, appliances, and more. Our lumber products range from flooring, paneling and millwork salvaged from homes and commercial sites, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) flooring, and reclaimed where new wood products are milled from materials like old barn beams. Since 1995, our venture has kept approximately 300-500 tons of reusable construction materials out of landfills per year.

Our DeConstruction Services Program was incorporated in 1998, employing crews to carefully remove building materials from buildings that are being remodeled or demolished, effectively extending the lifetime of quality materials that would otherwise be discarded."

The ReUse Center maintains a retail store in Maplewood. For more details, see the web site below.

Suggested by: Paul Moss
Added: 03/29/02
Updated: 04/21/11