Tuesday, May 10, 2011

reuse building material

Just like a flatted bike inner tube remains highly useful, the ReBuild Warehouse in Springfield is showing that building materials from stripped down or renovated buildings still have a lot use.  The ReBuild website explains:
Rebuild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2008 to receive and sell reclaimed building material donations in order to provide funds to train unemployed and underemployed unskilled workers for “green collar” jobs and to educate the community in affordable ways to live sustainably.
The ReBuild Warehouse offers refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, kitchen cabinets, counters, bathroom fixtures, interior and exterior doors, lumber and flooring, landscaping materials, and many other home materials. At the Potomac Overlook Park Heritage Festival, ReBuild's director showed some small plant incubators built from recycled timber and windows. If you want to build your own massive, rebar-re-enforced, brick with concrete bottom, raised-bed gardens complete with an automatic water system, ReBuild can also supply all the materials you need.

ReBuild Warehouse looks like a great organization.  If you have building materials you don't need, ReBuild also accepts donations

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They will only accept useful things. Do not try giving them any punctured bike inner tubes that you have lying around in that old bike inner tubes are not useful items.