Since 1993:

•TRP has deconstructed over 2,000 houses and other buildings to salvage reusable materials.

•TRP has diverted over 350,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills.

•TRP has trained over 500 unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged workers.

•TRP has trained over 71 contractors, who in turn create needed construction jobs.

Since 1993, architects, contractors and building owners have relied on TRP to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By de-constructing (instead of demolishing) a building, TRP is able to salvage up to 80 percent of the materials and channel them back into the marketplace through donations and sales at its network of retail outlets.


TRP offers the following green services and products:

Building materials donation and deconstruction • Building materials salvage • Building materials distribution • Great deals on reclaimed building materials and lumber • Project management • Training • Consulting services • Reuse and recycling plans

The Latest TRP News:

OAKLAND, CA (August 5, 2013) - The ReUse People of America, Inc. (TRP), has extended the deadline for this year’s National Reuse Contest.

Have you ever encountered a particular business and wondered what it would be like to own something similar? For example, in an intriguing store have you ever concluded, “I’d be great at this,” or in response to a bad experience complained, “I could do better”?

By Ted Reiff

All of us are familiar with some type of reuse, but even certified reusers might be surprised by the ingenious ideas depicted in these photos. Boots as bird houses, jeans as planters. And, seriously, who would have thought to make a bookcase from an upended baby-grand piano?

By Ted Reiff

One of the first things I did after launching the company in 1993 was to tour several California landfills in an effort to track the untimely demise of discarded building materials and appraise their quality.
 

The ReUse People of America Launches 2013 National Reuse ContestOAKLAND, CA (May 1, 2013) - The ReUse People of America, Inc. (TRP), has announced the launch of this year’s National Reuse Contest for projects built of primarily used building materials. The announcement was made through the TRP website (www.TheReUsePeople.org) and in retail outlets across the country.

The Contest is open from May 1 to August 31, 2013. Entries may be submitted to participating stores, where local winners will be announced September 30. National winners will be named on October 30, 2013. 

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