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A Second Life for Used Building Materials A new name for the Building Materials Resource Center
Too often, reusable building materials end up in here…
Don’t Throw It Away—Donate! <ul><li>Good quality  used and/or surplus building materials  </li></ul><ul><li>Can be reused ...
Benefits of Donating <ul><li>Keep good-quality materials  out of the waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce  disposal costs...
What we can’t accept… <ul><li>Doors or windows with lead paint </li></ul><ul><li>Items with missing parts </li></ul><ul><l...
Step 1: Contact Us! 617-442-2262  or  bostonbuildingresources.com
Pick-Up Service Available <ul><li>$25 fee for most pick-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us to schedule </li></ul>
 
Video Tips for Removing Materials
From Our Store in Roxbury…
… to Homes in the Community
… to Homes in the Community
… to Homes in the Community
Creative Reuse <ul><li>A desk from a base cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>An armoire from doors </li></ul>
Municipal Recycling Coordinators  Can Help By… <ul><li>Asking the city/town  building department  to display our fliers an...
Thank you ! <ul><li>Deb Beatty Mel, Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Kiefer, Donations Manager </li></ul>
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Reuse #2 A second life for used building materials

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

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