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Newsletter April 13, 2017

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>   
In this Edition Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
Stainless Steel Skeletons We just got in a bunch of stainless steel skeletons  The skeletons were created when they punched out 7/64" holes.  Sheets Sizes: 3' x 12', 4' x 10', 4' x 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Email for Skeleton Details>>

Your Ideas:  "I want to cut a 4’ dimension down to 2’ and use the 2’ x 10’ piece to act as a guard against rats/rattlesnakes/vermin from getting through the walls of outdoor buildings on my property. The fact that it is stainless is perfect." Waynein Tucson, AZ

Propane Tanks.  250, 500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold a 1,000 gallon propane tank who is going to build a large air compressor out of the tank.  Luis, we appreciate your business!
How Can These Be "repurposed"?  "Damon, Would your company be interested in some granite and marble cemetery monuments and tombstones that were blown over and cracked in a major storm.  There is approximately 114 that range from 10” to 24” tombstones, and they are in the Southeast part of the US.  They do have names, dates etched on them of course.  We're paying out the claim of $114,000.00 to have them replaced." - Carrie w/ major commercial insurance company

Q: How can these tombstones be "repurposed"?  Submit Ideas>>
repurposedINQUIRY.  "I'm emailing you regarding our old street sweeper brooms, etc for 'repurposing' through your company. I am the recycling/sustainability rep for our city in Florida and have interest in your services. We do go through sweeper brooms and currently toss them into the landfill. I'd like the opportunity and resources to change that behavior. Please contact me." -Olivia  RE: Olivia, We applaud your efforts in trying to change the behavior in your organization!  We can absolutely be a resource/outlet for your brushes and much more!

Q: Like Olivia, do you need an outlet / resource for obsolete materials in your organization?  We can help!  Contact Us>>  

Street Sweeper Brushes.  L: Dallas, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>
readerFEEDBACK  "Can I just say that I am personally very interested in what you do.  I recently graduated from Univ of Wisconsin with degrees in Environmental Science, Global Health, and Engineering for Energy Sustainability. I know quite a few professors who would love to hear more about what you are doing and students that would be very interested in your passions as well! Our future most definitely lies in finding alternative uses for man-made products." Elly w/ Michels Corp
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, removal, marketplace.   Contact Us>>
WANTED: Food Grade 275 gal Totes.  Are you a food manufacturer or distributor bringing in bulk ingredients in 275 gal totes?  If yes, we are interested in your old totes! Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
How We Work.  BEFORE"Damon, I have 29 new, still-in-the-box Cobra-head LED street light luminaires that I have available to sell.  These are excess to our utility company needs.  Please let me know if you have any interest." - Michael Wright  STATUS:  Michael accepted our offer, and we now have these for sale.

Q:  Like Michael, do you have surplus/excess inventory that you'd like to deal on?  
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LED Luminaries.  Qty 29 Cree brand luminaires.  L: Chicago  Email for Pricing>>

Rolls of Rubber.  BEFORE:  These rolls of rubber were involved in a truck accident on the way to a factory where they were going to be die cut into diaphragms for truck air brakes.  The customer rejected the whole load.  Really!?!  How bad can you hurt rolls of rubber?  Anyway, these brand new rolls of 1/8" x 56" x 100-200' are available for sale.  (NOTE: The blue material is protective packaging layer between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

Sample Request:  "We are going to test this product for soles of our cowboy boots.  We want to test the durability on different surfaces as well." Lacey

Steel Beams.  We have a large quantity of used 15' I-beams available.  These beams were salvaged from a structure so they do have a few holes drilled and a few flanges from their previous life.   L: Atlanta   Email for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>
repurposedREAL/ESTATE:  We love all manner of "repurposing".  So, we're going to start a new edition focused on different ways to "repurpose" and rehabilitate real estate.  Welcome to Edition #1! 

Elevators.  "We purchased some old grain elevators in west Texas at a very good price because of the drought down in that region.  We converted them from handling grain to handling frack sand for the oil and gas industry down there!" - Mark Rogers  RE: Mark, we love it...taking an idle, obsolete, unproductive real estate asset and "repurposing" it to create a new revenue stream!

Q: Do you have a property that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"? 
Email Us Details>>

repurposedART.   "Reclaimed bowling pin high school art project." - Bernie McDermott  
55 gal Plastic Drums w/ Locking Lids.  These are food grade drums.  (They have not been rinsed so there is a little residue in them.)  And, they are nestable so the shipping is less expensive than normal drums.  This style of drum went fast last time we had them!  500 drums in stock.  $40/drum.  Discounts available on large quantity orders.  L: Denver  >>To order, call Glenda at 303.321.1471>>
Rolls of 100% Polyester.  BEFORE: "Hello, We have about 10 pallets of new 100% polyester, non-woven fabric.  It was part of a window blind R&D project that we  did not proceed with.  But they had to purchase a container load at the time.  Each are 37.5" wide with about 500 yards on them.  It is Unitika brand, 35 grams/sq meter.  Are these something you would be interested in?" Dianne  AFTER:  Dianne accepted our offer.  We now have the fabric for sale.  L: Denver  Email for Details & Pricing>>

Your Ideas "I thought it would make a great draping material to cover ugly ceilings at a wedding venue." - Alice

"It looks a lot like the frost protection material we farmers pull over our crops when we get a freeze warning down here in Florida." - Fred

WANTED:  Carpet Tiles.   Do you have, or do you know of, an upcoming project where they'll be removing carpet tiles?  If you/they would like to keep these carpet tiles out of the landfill, we might be able to help.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>

Our Customers.  "This is our 'idea factory' at Nufarm - a meeting and collaboration space where associates from our office and plant can get together for meetings or events from 2 to 100+ people.  We designed and built 12 quadrilateral small tables out of the used bowling alley wood we got from you that can be arranged in a number of ways, along with the 'aircraft carrier' - a 19 ft behemoth.  The fence is made from reclaimed barn wood and your steel cable.  It's all part of our commitment to reduce waste streams and find higher uses for everything we can." - Brian w/ Nufarm  RE: Wow, Brian that is amazing!  You're really practicing what you preach in terms of sustainability.  When big international companies likeNufarm jump onboard, that is when we can really start making a dent in all this waste we create! 

Bowling Wood.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia  
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Demolition Project?  Q:  Do you know of a good, solid commercial/industrial structure rumored to be set for demolition that you think would be a good candidate for "repurposing" instead?  If yes, Email Us Details>>  Remember, re-use/"repurposing" is the most sustainable option for materials, equipment, ANDbuildings!   
newsletterFORWARDS.  "I'm a Realtor in the Denver area. I love all your ideas!  I will send them on to my clients. :) “ – Jani Gardner  REJani, We appreciate your kind words!  We also appreciate you forwarding our newsletters and ideas to clients.  The more we spread the word, the more of these perfectly good materials we get to keep out of the landfill!
Raspberries.  "I have just been notified about $120,000 in raspberries and blackberries located in Texas. Due to a truck accident, the berries were outside a refrigerated trailer about 2 days. Currently they are being transferred into a refrigerated trailer for cold storage.  Interested? I will need an immediate response. I will inspect the load tomorrow." - Vearl

Your Ideas:  "Breweries like myself would kill for these!" - Bob Sylvester

"Fabric or paper dye." - Amy

"Contact a mfg of wild game food supplements to mfg Feral hog or deer attractant." - Rodney Allen
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 minute webinar.  Register at this link, and you'll be able to access the video to view>>
* A.C.E.  This acronym stands for AttributesCharacteristicsEngineering.  We use this acronym to tell you a little about a used material and what qualities it has in hopes that someone can find a "repurpose" for it.  Asked another way...what did the material do in it's 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?