Reuse #2 A second life for used building materials
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Boston Building Resources presentation from Workshop Session II, "Nonprofit Reuse Organizations."

Boston Building Resources presentation from Workshop Session II, "Nonprofit Reuse Organizations."

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  • 1. A Second Life for Used Building Materials A new name for the Building Materials Resource Center
  • 2. Too often, reusable building materials end up in here…
  • 3. Don’t Throw It Away—Donate!
    • Good quality used and/or surplus building materials
    • Can be reused in a residential setting
    • Cabinet sets, vanities, newer appliances
    • Doors, double-pane windows
    • Plumbing and lighting fixtures
    • Tile, flooring, molding, lumber
  • 4. Benefits of Donating
    • Keep good-quality materials out of the waste stream
    • Reduce disposal costs
    • Tax deduction for the fair-market value of the materials
    • Provide affordable materials for others to use for home maintenance and repair
  • 5. What we can’t accept…
    • Doors or windows with lead paint
    • Items with missing parts
    • Items too old to be reused
    • Hollow core doors
    • Storm windows
    • Toilets that are not low-flow
    • Appliances more than five years old
  • 6. Step 1: Contact Us! 617-442-2262 or bostonbuildingresources.com
  • 7. Pick-Up Service Available
    • $25 fee for most pick-ups
    • Contact us to schedule
  • 8.  
  • 9. Video Tips for Removing Materials
  • 10. From Our Store in Roxbury…
  • 11. … to Homes in the Community
  • 12. … to Homes in the Community
  • 13. … to Homes in the Community
  • 14. Creative Reuse
    • A desk from a base cabinet
    • An armoire from doors
  • 15. Municipal Recycling Coordinators Can Help By…
    • Asking the city/town building department to display our fliers and posters
    • Inviting Boston Building Resources to your town reuse/recycling day
  • 16. Thank you !
    • Deb Beatty Mel, Assistant Director
    • Paul Kiefer, Donations Manager