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Newsletter May 15, 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
Boardwalk Wood.  BEFORE: This was the wood decking on the Jacksonville, FLpedestrian river walk.  These timbers are beautifully distressed with years of sun, foot and bike traffic over them.  3" x 7" treated timbers.  NOTE: We're reducing our price to blow out the last remaining inventory.  L: Atlanta  Click for Inventory and Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "This wood is going to make a phenomenal addition to our over-the-top tree house for our grandkids.  Love what you guys do!" Alice Magee

Steel Pipe.  BEFORE: This is unused inventory from a pipe distributor.  1/2" - 12" diameters.  L: Denver  Click for Pipe Pricing>>
transportationINGENUITY:  Our customers are not just creative with materials.  They're pretty resourceful, too, when they don't exactly have the right vehicle!  Jacob, we appreciate your business!

275 gal & 330 gal Totes.  L: Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia  
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Gym Floor.  We just got in the Univ of California-Berkeley home basketball floor.  With the huge bear painted on the floor, this is one of the coolest college gym floors out there.  The floor was cut out in 4' x 8' sections.  You can see some of the sections pictured, below, on the right.  L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedGIFT:  We sold one sheet to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  One of their work groups is all alumni from Cal-Berkeley.  They bought the sheet for a colleague who is moving to Boston.  Jeff, thanks for order, and we bet your buddy cherishes this gift for a long time!
repurposedFEEDBACK:  "As another waste reduction professional involved in re-use marketing (I run the Minnesota Materials Exchange), I'm inspired to see re-use/'repurpose' at work in such a cool and innovative way! The platform and service you provide at repurposedMATERIALS is top-notch, and the passion is apparent.  Thanks for doing what you do!" - Nathan Landwehr
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Advertising Billboard Vinyls.  Common sizes include 10' x 30', 14' x 48', 20' x 60'  Order Online>>

shippingREQUEST:  "Is there any way that I could pay your company to have a large used billboard tarp taken out to the airport at Denver and delivered to Alaska airlines for shipping?  Petersburg, Alaska is on an island in southeast Alaska that has no means of FedEx or UPS. " - Ted Hutchison

Fiberglass Utility Poles.  BEFOREThese poles were ordered by a big utility 8-10 years ago but were never installed.  We have 200+ utility poles made by   The poles range from 30'-45' in length.  L: Dallas  Click for Inventory & Pricing>>

Rigid Insulation.  L: Chi, Atl, Den, DFW   Click Here for Insulation Pricing>>

Double "repurpose".  "Need some used insulation to first use as padding for demo protection of neighboring roofs when small debris is falling.  Then I can use some of that same insulation for concrete below grade wall insulation along basement?" Mike Goffman in Wisconsin

Conveyor Belting.  4"-54" widths.  L: Chi, Atl, DFW, Phi, Den  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedSMARTS:  "Damon, We were visiting Yellowstone Nat'l Park last week.  I thought of you when I saw this old conveyor belting rolled out across a freshly seal coated parking lot.  It was awfully nice not have to walk in the sticky, gunky coating!"  - Tim Schuh  

environmentallyCHALLENGED:  Do you have an industrial property(s) with environmental problems?  If so, would you like to sell the property and transfer the liability headaches on to another party?  If "yes" to both, we're interested in talking to you.  Please, Contact Us>>

Parking Lot Fabric.  (*A.C.E - Permeable, UV Protected, Very Tough, etc) L: Atl, Den, Chi  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  One of our customers using parking lot fabric as the base for his gravel driveway on his new home site in the Georgia mountains.  "We are now looking at doing one of the subdivision roads near my lot because this stuff worked so well on the lot roads." Randy  RERandy, thanks for sending photos, and we appreciate your business!

Used Football Turf.  We have a couple of different football fields in stock.  L: Philadelphia  Click Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY "In your Philadelphia listings, I'm seeing a few items I'm interested in and most notably your 9' x 40' football turf.  Do you happen to know where it came from?  This would be used for a portion of a new outdoor brewery space where people would play corn hole or bocce and I'm sure the story of where it came from would be a fun side note."
 - Jason Ufema  
Aircraft Cable.  We just got in surplus (never been used) aircraft cable into 3 of our locations.  Diameters are 3/16" and 1/4".  Click Here for Pricing>>  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Galvanized aircraft cable works awesome for grape trellis construction." - Bill Reilly in Napa, CA

Roller Conveyor BEFORE: This unit came from a Bass Pro Shops distribution center.  This roller conveyor system is for sale.  L: Atlanta  Click for Details>>
Overhead Bridge Crane.  BEFORE: This bridge crane came from a major defense contractor who didn't use it any longer.  The crane was made by Royce Crane Co.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Details>>
WANTED:  Q:  Do you have idle or surplus machinery or equipment that you'd like to do a deal on?  Contact Us>>
Multi Surface Sealer.  We just did a deal for 4,000 liters of the super concentrated sealer Zycosil.  L: Denver  Order Online>>

repurposedTEST:  We thought we should artistically apply some of the Zycosil sealer to our sidewalk to test its effectiveness. Guess which part of the sidewalk got the sealer?  Well, smiley faces don't lie...LOL! 

Custer Feldspar 200   L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

Zonyl 8740 (stone and masonry sealer)  L: Atlanta  Click for Pricing>>

Sanotracin (hydrogen peroxide-based sporicidal disinfectant)  L: Chicago  Click for Pricing>>

Catalyzed Persulfate (for environmental remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater)  L: Denver  Email for Details on Persulfate>>
repurposedINQUIRY:  "We receive your email blasts.  Love the information.  Do you have a PR piece we could print in our June edition of The Senior Connection newspaper in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin?  This gets people thinking about recycling and what to do with items they know could be 'repurposed'." -Julie Nastali  REJulie, absolutely.   We'll send you an article that you can publish.  Thanks for asking!
Q: Like Julie, would you like to include an article about "repurposing" in a newsletter or publication?  We would be happy to provide content.  
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interestingTIDBIT.  "Hey Damon, One of the buyers of 'whiskers' (the shavings coming from when we grind a point on a nail) is music speaker manufacturers.  They add the 'whiskers' to the bottom of the speaker cabinets as ballast so they don't tip over.  A drum of nails weighs about 700 lbs by contrast a drum of nail 'whiskers' weighs about 2,000 lbs." - Chad   

Q: Do you know of other interesting "repurposes" for industrial waste like this nail "whiskers" example?  
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Bread Dollies.  BEFORE: A large supermarket chain changed processes and had 1,300 "bread dollies" they no longer needed.  "The dollies are 31" long x 23" wide x 6 ½"high. The dolly weighs 13.3 lbs each.  They can hold 350 lbs." Casey  AFTERCasey accepted our offer, and we now have these carts available.  L: Philadelphia  $5/cart.  Minimum purchase 20 carts.  Call to Order...303.321.1471.

Q: Do you have obsolete equipment, like these Bread Dollies, materials, or inventory that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  
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repurposedSUGGESTION"With a little plywood top added on top side, your bread dollies seem like they would be great scooters for kids at schools, churches, camps, YMCA's, etc." - Glenda

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>>

* 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 its 1st life that might help identify a very different, 2nd life for it?