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Newsletter May 9, 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
Propane Tanks.  250, 500, 1000 gallon tanks.  L: Denver  Click Here Tanks>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We just sold another propane tank to Oskar Blues' (a craft beer company) fabrication company.  They "repurpose" them into these logo'd fire pits.  Way cool!  Ian, we appreciate your business.

Salt.  Morton TFC H.G. Blending Salt.  Food Grade.  50lb sacks...39,000 lbs total.  Bags are a bit lumpy & clumpy.  L: Denver  Email for Pricing>>

Q: Like with this salt, do you have product or inventory that you'd like out of your warehouse?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  Last week, we sold a pallet to a rancher who is going to blend the salt with vinegar to make a home made weed killer.  Harry, we appreciate your business!
repurposedEMAIL:  "Just read the articles on how Damon started repurposedMATERIALS - I understand his excitement. (Read One Article>>)  One of my long-time visions is to build a house entirely out of throw-aways, for almost zippo cost.  Little excites me more than innovation mixed with 'Sherlocking' for a great deal." - Sarah  RE: Sarah, "Sherlocking"...We love the reference.  Funny, our detective work isn't a "who done it" but rather "who has it" &/or "who wants it"!  

Q: Do you have any "clues" for materials that are available or ideas for how our materials could be "repurposed"?  Email Us Details>>  
3,000 & 10,000 gal Collapsible Tank.  We got in both 3,000 gal & 10,000 gallon collapsible tanks that have never been used.  L: Philadelphia, Atlanta  Email for Details and Pricing>>
repurposedINQUIRY "We’re looking for a collapsible tank to store irrigation water from either wells or ditches for our citrus tree operations.  How many of these do you have?" - Jeff w/ Consolidated Citrus
Wire Panels.  BEFORE:  These wire panels were manufactured to install on the outside of large commercial air conditioners to keep bird, balls, and debris out.  The company that made these panels lost the contract with the large A/C company.  There are two grid patterns: Narrow & Wide.  L: Chicago, Denver   Click for Sizes and Prices of Wire Panels>>

repurposedPROJECT "This is the first home sustainable (modified Keyhole) garden I built with air conditioner wire panels that I purchased from you guys last year.  The keyhole garden was originally developed for sub-Saharan Africa as a sustainable method for feeding families in difficult farming environments. We will see how well it works in Olathe, KS.  I love what you guys are doing – keep up the good work!" Joe Waxse in Kansas

waste/basedBUSINESS.  We have formed a marketing partnership with a foam shredding equipment manufacturer.  NOTE:  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>>  

Shredding Machine Client:  The Maldives Islands purchased a shredding machine.  Here is their scenario: Problem #1: Much of their infrastructure on the islands is made with concrete.  If they continue digging and using sand from their islands to make concrete they will eventually not have islands.  Problem #2: As an island nation, they import almost all of their goods.  With all these goods comes loads and loads of packing foam.  Solution:  They purchased the shredding equipment to grind up the foam, and they use the size specific foam the shredder produces as an aggregate substitute in their concrete.  BRILLIANT solution solving 2 problems!!!! 

Q:  Are you a big user of smaller particle packing peanuts, etc?  If yes, and you'd like to reduce costs and your environmental footprint, this shredder might be for you.  
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Turf Pad Underlayment.  BEFORE:  These interlocking pieces of expanded polypropylene were used as turf underlayment on a football field for an extra layer of padded protection.  The pieces are 1" x 48" x 48".  We have 60,000 Sq Ft of this underlayment.  L: Denver  Click for Pictures and Pricing>>  

repurposedCUSTOMER: A customer purchased 500 sq ft last week to install under his patio pavers.  Dennis, we appreciate your business.
Used Climbing Rope.  Finally, we’ve got more climbing rope in.  These retired ropes primarily come out of climbing gyms so they haven’t rec’d much, if any, exposure to the outdoors.  WARNING: These ropes are NOT to be re-used for any life supporting purposes!  Order Online>>
Concrete Double T's.  We have 3 of these double T's 8' x 30'.  L: Denver  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPOSSIBILITY:  "Our thought was to maybe use your used Double T's for bridges for a center pivot sprinkler to cross a canal." - Eric Christensen  RE: Eric, We like your substitutionary thinking!

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 12'.  These sheets are thin enough to be quite flexible.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>

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

Steel Grates.  We just took in 750 of these grates  They are 13 1/2" x 25 1/2".  They come 25 grates per box.  L: Atlanta, Denver  Click Here for Pricing>> 
2" Rope.  We just got in several coils of 2" x 600' rope.  L: Denver  Order Online>>
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!   
Roller Conveyors.  We have a large inventory of roller conveyors.  L: Denver  Email for Inventory List>>
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   Click for Quantities and Prices of I-Beams>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "I'm thinking of using these beams to create roofed enclosures at our lumber yard." - Roy Don Williams in Alabama

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>>

Fire Hose.  1 1/2" - 5" Diameters.  Order Online>>

repurposedPROJECT: "Looking for about 500' of fire hose.  I don't need any connections.  I'm using it for baseball foul lines. Just need it to be the whitish in color." - Rich  

Our Customers.  The San Francisco Zoo purchased a big parachute.  Erick, we appreciate your business.  Send pictures once you have the parachute in its "repurposed" place!

35' & 100' Cargo Parachutes.  L: Chicago, Denver  
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Concrete Tank.  Used 2,000 gal tank.  L: Atlanta  Click for Tank Pricing>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "We're looking at your tank to store fuel for our medical helicopter." -Cheryl in Arkansas  

Live Webinar.  "Hi Damon, We are holding one of our periodic Solid Waste Advisory Committee ) meetings.  The meeting is held in Hartford, CT.  We have space on our agenda for an additional topic, and I’ve been interested in having you as a presenter for a while." - Chris w/ Connecticut Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection 

Q: Would you be interested in a "repurposing" presentation (in person or webinar style) for your next event?  If yes, 
Contact Us>>  

BEFORE:  "I was given your name by Lindsey as a resource for 'repurposing' materials. I know she has connected with you guys on our behalf in the past after our US Open Snowboarding event in Vail, CO. Per usual, we will have a ton of coroplast, vinyl, mesh that we’d love to avoid having go into the landfill." - Danaw/ Burton Snowboards  STATUS:  All these banners were sold in our last online auction!  Watch the newsletter for the next one in June !!!!!

Q: Like Dana, do you have materials from an event that you're done with that you'd like to see go to a new home?  If yes, Email Details>>

repurposedSUCCESS.  Almost 3 years ago we took in 100,000 sq ft of EPDM Roofing Rubber from Chicago's O'Hare Airport when they were re-roofing Terminal 5.  Yesterday we sold our last two pallets!!!  While it took almost 36 months, we're proud to say we kept all 40,000 lbs out of the landfill.  (OK, maybe this isn't quite aMichael Jordan victory for Chicagoans, but it is still worth celebrating, eh!)  When we commit to an organization that we will keep their materials out of the landfill, we stay true to our word.

Q:  Like we did for the City of Chicago, do you have byproducts or waste you'd like our help in keeping out of the landfill?  If yes, Email Details>>