Why repurposedMATERIALS?

What is repurposing?

“repurposing” is taking a byproduct or waste stream such as a retired street sweeper brush and giving it a 2nd life as a backscratcher for horses or cattle. It is taking a decommissioned fire hose and giving it an extended life as a boat dock fender. It is taking an obsolete ski lift cable and giving it a second life as hand railing in a luxury condo building. Our company started focusing solely on material “repurposing” like in the examples above. You’ll find all kinds of crazy, offbeat industrial castoffs at our six different locations…Williston, South Carolina | Forest Hills, Texas | Brighton, Colorado | Fort Mohave, Arizona | Maquoketa, Iowa | Newton Falls, Ohio… that could get a very different 2nd life.

We’re now extending our “repurposing” mission/concept to include things like Chemicals and Ingredients, Products and Inventories, Equipment and Machinery, and even Real Estate. Anything that is obsolete to its primary industry is of interest to us.

You are the Vital Piece

How could people as unrelated as an Ohio River tug boat operator, a turkey farmer in Arkansas, a water well driller in Montana, or a thoroughbred horse stable in Kentucky be a vital piece to keeping someone else’s byproducts and waste out of the landfill? Through “repurposing”.

Yes, any of these industries – or one the thousands of others in America – might be the key to keeping a particularly byproduct or waste stream out of the landfill if they can “repurpose” it to solve a real problem in their operation.

Since our inception just a few short years ago, being this industrial matchmaker is what repurposedMATERIALS is all about. As in our own definition of “repurposed” materials, we find that “second unrelated industry” that can make use of these byproducts and waste.

Many ask, “Does “repurposing” make more sense environmentally or economically?” We think it makes sense both ways. We divert hundreds of thousands of pounds, otherwise headed to the landfill, to new industries that can give the materials a second life. At the same time, purchasing these used materials save our customers 50-75% over buying new, purpose-built products.

Went looking for cabinets for a laundry chute and came home with a car full! Chase and Bill must have helped us for over an hour. Amazing customer service and awesome prices. Worth the drive.
Tiffany Schumer
Tiffany Schumer
2023-10-06
Chase and his staff are awesome! On a Saturday morning, I drove over an hour to pickup four wine barrels. When I arrived, I discovered the wine barrels were beautiful! They loaded them into my pickup truck, and offered to help me strap them down. I will be back!! Thanks again
ed pecka
ed pecka
2023-10-02
Product as expected at a great price.
Teresa Henry (tlh)
Teresa Henry (tlh)
2023-09-28
Really cool store! I found a bunch of stuff for amazing prices that I had been looking for for years. A slab of old wood gym floor for a table, acoustic foam, rivet racking and shelves, plastic storage bins, a piece of rubber conveyor to make my own sandals, and a few other small things. Super friendly and helpful staff, and a worthy mission. Plus they are located in a repurposed former grocery store, which is cool and pretty on-brand, haha!
y at
y at
2023-09-24
Very practical and useful.
josh santone
josh santone
2023-09-22
Quality products and great guys. They helped me load the barrels I needed. Update. Barrels turned into furniture.
Neal Young
Neal Young
2023-09-07
Solid deals on an array of items. Good customer service, too.
Ben Campbell
Ben Campbell
2023-08-03
Cool stuff, inventory changes, can buy materials in bulk
Sibertech
Sibertech
2023-06-25
Lots of stuff and very friendly service it's a Star supply on Steroids worth the check out
Jr-a-cat george
Jr-a-cat george
2023-06-21

gotSTUFF?

We solicit industry by simply asking…“Got Byproducts?” If you have byproducts or waste in your operation that you think might be a candidate for “repurposing”, please contact us or email us pictures and a description.

VIDEO: Watch Damon explain “repurposing” >>>