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:

Fourth of July at The ReUse PeopleThe fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It not only marks the beginning of a great human experiment in liberty and individual freedom, it celebrates an evolution of political thought spanning some 2,500 years—Aristotle, Cicero, Cato, the Magna Carta, John Locke, Edmond Burke and many others—which has delivered to Americans the most envied way of life in the world.

Reuse in Durham NCIn this very interesting political season, you've probably seen or heard the term, "creative destruction." It's been used repeatedly in reference to the process by which Bain Capital and other private equity firms dismantle struggling companies to allow for their reorganization and rebirth -- or, in some cases, demise. Ah, the Phoenix Rising!

Deconstruction of houses salvages material instead of sending it to landfill
by Scott Condon, The Aspen Times

ASPEN — A multimillion-dollar tear-down house east of Aspen is escaping the fate of most of the McMansions that get demolished in Pitkin County.

Reuse in Durham NCThe building materials reuse community is comprised of many individuals and groups – preservationists, contractors, policy wonks, developers, associations, reuse retailers, government agencies, and profit and nonprofit organizations. Most of the time these various entities fail to collaborate and cooperate. All too often they openly oppose one another.

When I first came to work for The ReUse People, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I had a background in retail and warehousing, so I knew what to anticipate in the area of work logistics, but I didn't know what awaited me with regard to the actual work experience. My previous job had been as a computer programmer, where I sat at a desk cranking out code hour after hour, day after day. I chatted with my coworkers during breaks, but it was really just a job, a place I went for eight hours each day, performed the required tasks, then went home at the end of the day.

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