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Building and Decorating with Recycled Materials

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One of the greenest things you can do when you are building or remodeling, is to keep building materials and fixtures from ending their days decomposing on a nearby landfill, polluting the soil and water.

 

Recycling and re-using building materials can not only help the planet. It can help you save a ton of money.

 

While doing my research I found this non-profit organization in MD that collects and sells used building materials, cabinetry and fixtures.

 

http://www.loadingdock.org/

 

There is also this awesome place in Illinois that sells awesome vintage furniture

 

http://www.jubileefurniture.blogspot.com/

 

Do you know any other  resources for recycled goods? Care to share with us?

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Eugene, Oregon (where I live) has a lot of awesome things like this. 

 

BRING Recycling is a great resource for building and decorating; we've gotten a lot of awesome finds there over the years, and it's cheap!

http://www.bringrecycling.org/

 

NextStep is a place where you can recycle your old electronics, buy refurbished electronics, and they also recycle certain kinds of plastic that recycling centers don't currently accept.

http://www.nextsteprecycling.org/

 

Finally, there's M.E.C.C.A., or "Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts." This is a place where you can get recycled art supplies and lots of craft items and ideas, which is great because they save a lot of usable goods from going to the dump!

http://www.materials-exchange.org

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