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Newsletter Dec 15 2016

December 15, 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.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>   
In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia
AUCTION...Gym Flooring.  Auction Ends TONIGHT -  We have just a couple of bunks of the home basketball court of the Univ of Arizona Wildcats left.   There are two cool things about this floor: 1) obviously, it is the floor of a well known team; 2) The floor has already been separated and de-nailed. Q: Do you know any Wildcats alumni?  If yes, please forward this opportunity.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is one of our buyers for the U of A floor.  They re-installed the floor in a retail store.  Bart, it looks great, and we appreciate your business!

ourSTORY:  BEFORE:  Vail Ski Resort had 3,000' of steel "winch cat" cable that was obsolete for their application.  Vail is a company obviously very focused on sustainability.  The steel cable could have simply been sent to a metal recycler, but Vail understands the waste hierarchy and that re-use is a higher and better use than recycling. AFTER: Joe Egan purchased the cable to put on his dredging machine.  "The steel cable is working fine so far; for our 'repurpose' it is performing as well as new cable on our dredge." Joe Egan in Minnesota.  I'm sure Joe, too, found a great way to invest the money that he saved buying used rather than buying new!  (This story was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune Read Article >>

Online Auction...Winch Cat Cable.  Auction Ends TONIGHT -  We just got in more winch cat cable.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>
AUCTION...Convention Football Field.  A big corporation installed this turf field for a 3-day conference, and then they were done with it.  We said "yes", we can help you keep it out of the landfill.  The field is approximately 50' x 100'.  L: Denver  Click Here to Bid>>
Online AUCTION...Steel PipeAuction Ends TONIGHT -   Santa delivered four truckloads of unused steel pipe in diameters ranging from 3/4" - 30".  Some is galvanized, too!  It is all in our online auction this week.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>
AUCTION...Roll of 100% Polyester. - Auction Ends TONIGHT -  BEFORE: "Hello, We have about 10 pallets of new 100% polyester, non-woven fabric.  It was part of an 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  Click for our Online Auction>>

Q: Like Dianne, do you have obsolete inventory, equipment you'd like to get off-the-books and out-of-the-warehouse before end of year?  Email Details>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold some of the 100% polyester fabric to a designer for an light installation she is doing at the upcoming Nuit Blache (White Night) Festival in Toronto.  Mary Ellen, we appreciate your business, and we look forward to pictures of your installation!

Online Auction.  We're kicking off our largest auction ever online today.  L: Denver  Click to Bid>>

NOTE:  Many have asked us to end the auction after work hours.  So, we're going to try that.  The auction Ends 9pm EST; 7pm MST on Thursday, Dec 15th.  


T_5016870.JPG Lots of Product....READ MORE or BID>>
T_5016825.JPG 2 XL Spools of Fiber Optic Cable...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016600.JPG Lots of Plastic Bins & Totes...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_5016145.JPG 1,000's of feet of Steel Pipe...READ MORE OR BID>>
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Cardboard Rings.  BEFORE"We are a small industrial sewing company in Wisconsin.  These cardboard ring pieces are the substructure for making ottomans that we have since discontinued.  They are still in original packaging and are already palletized and ready to ship.  About 900 of them...a full truckload.Joe  STATUSJoe accepted our offer, and we now have these rings for sale.  L: Chicago  If interested in purchasing, Contact Us>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  Christina called about the cardboard rings.  She is with a parrot rescue called The Gabriel Foundation.  She is interested in the cardboard rings for the parrots to chew on.  You may find it funny, but people "repurposing" materials for "animal enrichment" is big!  

AUCTION...Plastic Tubs. - Auction Ends TONIGHT -  All kinds of shapes and sizes of plastic tubs.  L: Denver  Click for our Online Auction>>
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Used Semi Trailer Flooring.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  Light fixture made out of "repurposed" trailer flooring courtesy of Corvus Design Build.

EPS Flute Fill Insulation.  "Flute Fill" insulation is for placing on the top of a standing seam metal roof in order to flatten it for a membrane roof, more insulation, etc.  L: Denver  Click for Sizes & Prices>>
Online Auction...Turf Pad Underlayment.  - Auction Ends TONIGHT -   BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field.  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>  *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

Online Auction...Rolls of Rubber.  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 fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

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

Food Grade Plastic Pallets.  We just got in a bunch of food grade/FDA plastic pallets.  Most pallets are 40" x 48".  L: Denver   Pallet Pricing>> 

repurposedSUGGESTION "Those heavy duty plastic pallets are great for floors for dog kennels, walkways in gardens/greenhouses, etc.  Anywhere where you want to stay on top of the ick and pooh!" - Troy in Georgia

BEFORE"Damon, I have (27) 5 gal pails of new, unused roof coating product we are looking to find a reuse option for.  I have attached the list for your review and also the MSDS.  I need a price for intake." Robby  AFTER:  Robby accepted our offer, and we picked up the product.  

AUCTION....Roof Coating.  Qty 27 of these 5 gal pails.  This is non-fibrated roof coating.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

repurposedTOUR:  A lively pair out for tour at our Dallas facility yesterday!  Q: Would you, or your group, be interested in tour to get a firsthand look at the new frontier in sustainability and landfill diversion?  Contact Us about a Tour>>

tourFEEDBACK "Great tour!  Our company is mainly focused on electronic recycling, but landfill diversion of all commodities is our main mission." Joan Meeks

5th Wheel Steer Carts.  (Notice the yellow cart in the background.)  We have a bunch of these carts for sale.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Cart Pricing>>
WANTED:  We are looking for commercial/industrial real estate to purchase that would be a candidate for "repurposing".  We're looking anywhere in the Lower 48. Contact Us with Details>>
repurposedREFERRAL...Inbound.  "Hey Damon, I was at a lumber yard this weekend buying some wood and the owner mentioned he had a bunch of particle board he would like to get rid off.  I told the owner I would reach out to you to see if you would be interested. Attached are photos." - John  RE: John, Thanks for thinking of us. 
repurposedREFERRAL...Outbound.  "Hey Damon, Here is the info on our deal with JCPenney.  Do you happen to have any contacts that you could refer to us, who might have interest?" - Anita  RE: Anita, Bill's company might have interest.  I'll get you his contact info to you in a bit.
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, removal, marketplace.  Contact Us>>
* 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?

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