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News Letter - August 1 2016

August 1, 2016     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>
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Composite Lumber.  h We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Email for Colors, Quantities & Pricing>>
Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  FOR SALE:  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  *A,C,E:  These pads are sturdy, water permeable, interlocking, etc.  

repurposedIDEA"These turf pads look like they could be the makings of a great floating island on waste water ponds to help clean up the water!" - Joe
repurposedINBOX.  "We have 72 pallets of Pumpkin pie puree (approx 175,000 lbs) in large aseptic gaylord containers.  It was to be used for pumpkin pies but our customer is closing operations.  The best by was Nov 2015.  It is near Los Angeles.  Can you find a use?" - Kurt.  If you have serious interest in these four truckloads, please Contact Us>>

Your Suggestions:  "Dog breeders swear by pumpkin puree for digestive upsets. Maybe somebody could can it in small cans." - Sally
repurposedQUIZ:  A couple of years back we were featured in Farm Life magazine. (Farm Life is the corporate publication of Massey Ferguson farm equipment.)  Some of you are getting quite good at the “repurposing” game.  So, test yourself on the pictures below from the article.  Read Article>>

Q: Do you know what each of the byproducts are in the picture below?  (Scroll to the end of this email for the answers)



repurposedFUNNY.  Haven't we told all of you to bring big trailers when you come shopping at one of our locations?  We're not going to keep much out of the landfill one motorcycle trailer at a!

operationDISCOVERY.  We are fielding more and more calls from companies with different kinds of foam waste.  So, we'd like to find out from you, our readers, what is going on with foam recycling.  Several Questions: 1) Do you know of any really smart, innovative applications for a certain type of recycled foam product?  2)  Are you a large generator of foam waste that you'd like to find a higher and better use for?  3)  Or, on the flip side, are you looking to find more sources for a certain type(s) of recycled foam?  Contact Us>>

foamSOURCE:  "I enjoy your emails.  We make mountains of crosslinked polyethylene foam scrap.  We have a recycling outlet for our lower density material: 4 lb/cuft density and below.  We are forced to landfill our high density, 6 lb/cuft through 15 lb/cuft.  We bale it, and depending on the production cycle can fill a truck every 2-3 weeks." -Stacey  

foamSOURCE:  "I have tons of crosslinked polyethylene foam scrap.  Pieces are about 1/4" x 50" x 75".  Colors of the foam are mostly black, white, yellow, blue, and red.  Density: 3 – 4 and 6 #’s - Thickness: ¼” -  Weight: 10,000 lbs. to 12,000 lbs. per truckload." - Jeannie

foamOUTLET:  "I could use rigid foam panels for my haunted house dark maze.  I would use it to cover the wood panels in the maze so no one gets slivers." - Derek

foamOUTLET:  "We do equestrian vaulting (dance and gymnastics on horseback) and are always looking for reasonably-priced foam to put under/around our practice equipment and to pad under the horse’s equipment." - Natalie

Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

repurposedIDEA:  "Could you quote me shipping on the pavers.  I'm thinking of laying them on our flat roof where we're having 'ponding' issues.  I'm thinking the mass of the pavers will displace most of the standing water." Jack  REJack, we're not roofers but it sounds logical!
Gym Floor...1-yr-old.  This is an 8,800 Sq Ft gym floor that is just 1 year old.  It hasn't even had it's 1st birthday, yet...LOL!  L: Atlanta.  Click for Sizes and Prices>>

BEFORE:  "Damon, We installed this floor last summer and unfortunately is being replaced with a new floor due to the spacing of nails near the ends of the boards and some low spots in the concrete below.Rob   OPPORTUNITY:  Do you know of a school or organization looking to replace a gym floor on a tight budget?  If yes, PLEASE forward this opportunity.

Polypropylene Rolls.  BEFORE: This aviation equipment manufacturer imports this non-woven, needle punched, 100% polypropylene felt from Germany.  A certain % doesn't meet their demanding tolerances.  That is what we got in.  STATUS:  For sale.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

Bowling Alley Wood... Furniture.  We have large quantities of bowling wood available.  L: PhiladelphiaAtlantaDenver  Click Here for Pricing>>
Guardrail Offset Blocks.  Location: Atlanta  Click Here for Offset Prices>>

repurposedIDEA"For centuries, in high traffic areas Douglas fir has been used as flooring with blocks placed upright so that the end grain is the top surface. The top surface is sanded just like for any wood floor,  then sealed and varnish applied. The blocks can be set in many different methods, typically on a concrete slab with adhesive.  Of course, I am not certain as to the species of these blocks but do expect that the most likely species is Douglas fir." - John
Steel Cable.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Steel Cable Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedPROJECT...Steel Cable.  David Mauriello sent us this great "how to" video for making a backyard suspension bridge.  Watch Video>>  
Pool Covers.  Pool Cover sizes and pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Your pool covers are working great for shade for our chickens."Kaarin Scoma w/ 

RE #2:  "Damon, You won't believe this but a swimming pool magazine contacted me after they saw our 'repurpose' in your newsletter.  They now want to feature us in their magazine.  Thanks for the publicity.  And, I would take it as quite a compliment to know journalists are reading your newsletter!" - Kaarin  


55 gal Drums w/ Lids.   We have several more truckloads of used barrels.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas  Email Us for Truckload Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY.  "I am looking to purchase steel drums to ship waste powder from our operations.  The drums must have lids and not leak." - Jim  NOTE: Like Jim's inquiry demonstrates, probably our #1 buyer of open top barrels is companies that need to ship various kinds of waste and byproducts.

275 gal Totes.  Qty 60 totes/truckload  Make offer on a full truckload!  L: Chi  Email Offer>>

repurposedPROPERTY.  We're focusing this edition on "repurposing" as it relates to properties and real estate.  
Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who buys all these used materials?"  A: Well, last week Sony Pictures bought a bunch of billboards to cover stuff on one of their film sets.

Billboard Vinyls.  L: Den, Chi, DFW, Atl, Chi  
Click for Sizes and Prices>> 

repurposedARTISAN.  "Here are the flags 'repurposed' from old fire hoses I was telling you about. We will make one and can bring to show you. Typical size is 4'x3'. We are interested in trading material for one of this size if that works. We really would like to have some of the couplings like you see in the photos." - Rhonda Hood

Fire Hose:  
L: DFW, Den, Chi, Atl  Click Here for Prices>>

repurposedWEBINAR  Q: Would you like to learn more about our mission/concept of "repurposing"?  Damon Carson, our founder, will give you an introduction in this 45 minutes webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
Learn More...about repurposedMATERIALS.  Watch 2 Minute Introduction Video>>  
waste/basedBUSINESS.   repurposedMATERIALS is actively seeking opportunities to acquire, partner, or joint venture with companies that have unique, durable niches within the re-use, re-manufacturing, re-blending, re-moval, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
repurposedARCHIVES:  A couple of years back we were featured in Farm Life magazine.  (Farm Life is the corporate publication of Massey Ferguson farm equipment.)  They have a fun picture capturing some of our byproducts.  Some of you are getting quite good at the “repurposing” game.  So, test yourself on the pictures below.  Do you know what each of the byproducts is and what some of their repurposes are from the pictures below?  Read Article>>


1.      Street sweeper brush “repurposed” as a livestock backscratcher
2.      Advertising billboard “repurposed” as waterproof tarps for hay, equipment, boats, etc. and pond liners
3.      Mining tire tank “repurposed” as livestock water tank
4.      Climbing rope “repurposed” as general purpose rope
5.      Conveyor belting “repurposed” as garage and trailer flooring
6.      Fire hose “repurposed” as boat dock bumpers, protectiv