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Newsletter Sept 29 2016

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a 2nd, unrelated industry.  WATCH "repurposing" Video Introduction>>  or visit us at >>
Today's Edition… ( Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia 

AUCTION...Propane Tanks.  - Auction Ends Tonight - 500 gallon tank  L: Denver  Click Here for Auction>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  "I want to share a picture of our favorite fire pit ever - made from the ends of a large tank similar to yours on your email.  Love your email newsletters!" Mary Anne in Encinitas, CA

ourSTORY.  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?  AFTER: A Texas bison rancher purchased 4 rolls yesterday.  He is going to use the rubber as a visual barrier in his corrals.  NOTE: The two pictures on the right with the solid fencing.  Not being able to see through the fence helps with animals stay calm during roundups.  Charles, we appreciate your business!  BEFORE/AFTER: From truck accident waste to a 2nd life on a bison ranch.  That is what we do everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS.

AUCTION...Roll of Rubber. - Auction Ends Tonight - 1/8" x 56" x 200'   (NOTE: The blue fabric is protective layers between the black rubber.)  L: Denver  Click Here for Auction>>

repurposedINQUIRY.  "We have 21 drums of old fire fighting foam material at our New Yorklocation that is no longer needed.  A couple years back we replaced our foam tanks and foam.  The new foam came in these drums and then filled the drums back up with the old stuff.  Do you know any outlets for this?" - Mark

Q #1: Any "repurpose" ideas for this foam material?  Or, if you're interested in the drums if we make the deal, let us know!  Email About Foam>>

Q #2: Like, Mark do you have product, chemistry, ingredients in sacks, drums, totes that is obsolete that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  If yes, Email Us Details>>

AUCTION...Bowling Pin Decks. - Auction Ends Tonight - Two Pin Decks in the auction  L: Denver  Click Here for Auction>>

Mineral Oil.  BEFORE: We just got in twenty six 55-gal drums of high-quality mineral oil imported from Germany by a pharmaceutical company.  They have such super tight tolerances for their life-supporting application that they reject 2% of the mineral oil they import.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

Q: Do you have product, chemistry, ingredients in sacks, drums, totes that is obsolete that you'd like to find a 2nd home for?  If yes, Email Us Details>>


AFTER"I am interested in the mineral oil.  We use it on our Clydesdale horses legs."Jeanne Williams

Steel from Demolition.  A project manager with Mortenson Construction, one of the largest contractors in America, referred us to their demolition subcontractor who was demoing part of a building where there were bar joists and decking being removed.  The PM thought it would be sad to see these perfectly re-usable structural members simply melted down by a metal recycler.  Sal, we appreciate your referral, and your recognition that re-use is always a better play for the environment than recycling.  

Q #1:  Do you have materials you're sending to a recycler that would have a higher/better use if they were "repurposed"?  If yes, Email Details>> 

Q #2:  Do you have a demolition project coming up where maximizing landfill diversion &/or minimizing cost is important?  We might could help!  Email Details>> 

AUCTION...Bar Joists & Deck Panel.  - Auction Ends Tonight  2' x 40' and 4' x 40' joists.  37" x 14' and 37" x 20' panels.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

Barter/Trade...Steel Mezzanine.  "I'm interested in buying your mezzanine to 'repurpose' for double decker boat storage.  I'm cash poor right now, but I'm sitting on a lot of used boats going into winter.  Would you be interested in trading a houseboat for your steel mezzanine?" - Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, we're open to that barter scenario.  Please send details on your houseboat. BTW, smart business offer...trying to trade an unproductive asset for an asset you can really use! 

Q: Do you have idle/unproductive asset(s) you'd be interested in trading/bartering for something we have for sale?  (NOTE: We're only interested in barter/offers on potential sales of $10,000 and higher.  Serious offers, ONLY!) 
 Email Barter Offer>>  

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, September 29th.  

T_3716195.JPG Spools of Galvanized Steel Cable....READ MORE or BID>>
T_3716200.JPG Railroad Rail...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3716285.JPG Tire Water/Feed Tank...READ MORE OR BID>>
T_3716375.JPG Pallets of Marble Tile...READ MORE OR BID>>
AUCTION...Temporary Parking Lot Fabric.  Auction Ends Tonight - Super tough geotextile material.  A strong plastic grid layer sandwiched between two heavy felt layers.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: We sold several rolls of the parking lot fabric to an orchard owner.  He was going to roll it out as a weed barrier and to drive on.
Stainless Steel Tubing.  We got in 6,000' of 3/16" stainless tubing.  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Denver  Click Here for Pricing>>

BEFORE:  This tubing came from a laparoscopic surgery instrument manufacturer.  They changed the specs on their tubing, so this inventory became obsolete.  As you can imagine, this tubing is super high quality!

AFTER:  "I'm thinking of 'repurposing' your stainless tubing to replicate the garden feature in the attached picture." - Linda in 
Wire Panels. L: Chicago, Denver  Click Here for Sizes and Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We had a guy purchase a bunch of these surplus wire air conditioner panels to make crawdad cages.

SURPLUS...Flood / Spill Kits.  We just did a deal for 6 semi loads of these flood / spill barrier kits.  This is all brand new product.  The manufacturer is FB Systems.  Watch Demo videos of the product>>    ORDER ONLINE>>

NOTE:  We will reduce our price for bulk buyers like FEMA, city governments, insurance companies, etc!!!!

Q:  Do you have surplus/obsolete inventory you'd like deal on? 
 Email Us>>
Turf.  L: Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago   Prices and Inventory of Turf>>

repurposedPROJECT  "We have installed the Turf we got from you in our barn on top of our concrete floors.  It provides the much need traction we were looking for, for our goats and show cattle around our blocking chutes.  Just purchased a Pool Cover today to use as shade.  Appreciate the money-saving materials you provide for us farm folks!" - Justin Niccoli w/ Niccoli Livestock

Rubber Playground Tiles.  We just got in 5,000 sq ft of used playground tiles.  L: Philadelphia   Email for Playground Tile Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: "About a year ago, we bought a pallet of playground tiles from you, and we should have bought the rest.  We would like to buy more and have been watching your emails and website for them in Denver.  I see that you have some in Philadelphia only.  So, I thought I would ask if you think you will get any more of these in Denver?" Mary  REMary, we don't know when we'll have more in Denver.  

Our Customers.  We often get asked, "Who are your customers?"  Well, this week it was General Electric ordering some rolls of used conveyor belting for a project.  As we continue to say, it is always very exciting when Fortune 500companies make the choice to purchase used materials over buying new materials.  Many companies give lip service to being sustainability minded, but when they are willing to buy used materials that is when you know they are serious!

AUCTION...Conveyor Belting.  - Auction Ends Tonight - A couple of rolls of belting up for bid in our auction.  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>
AUCTION...1" Glass Panels.  - Auction Ends Tonight -  Surplus glass from a big hotel project that got cancelled.  Panels are 47 1/4" x 47 1/4".  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

AUCTION...Gym Bleacher Wood.  - Auction Ends Tonight -  L: Denver  Click for Auction>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "Hi, Thought you might want to see where the old bleachers ended up.  Ran the smaller pieces through a mill and a planer and ended up with a beautiful bead board.  Scraped a fair amount of gum off in the process.  I filled the bolt holes with dowels, stain and two coats of poly.  Then I spent a week up on a ladder, nailing them to the ceiling.  My wife loves it!" - John

mostWANTED.  FYI...We typically pay 1 1/2x the prevailing scrap metal rate.  QDo you have any scrap, pipe, girders, beams, etc that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Metal Details>>

Steel/Metal Skeletons.  Does your company, or one you know, cut parts out of metal and then have these skeletons leftover?  We could help find a higher and better use rather simply sending these off to a metal recycler to be melted.  They have value "as is"!!!  Email Us>>


Concrete Truck --> Dust Control.  "Damon, Your newsletter asked about success stories for repurposed equipment.  We took a pair of retired redi-mix concrete trucks like you pictured, and repurposed them to handle the dust coming from our big industrial dust collectors.  The collectors (baghouses as we call them) sit on tall legs, so the auger that discharges the collected dust from the bottom hoppers is at a suitable height to align with the input funnel on the back end of the mixer truck.  The operator can use a hose to add a bit of water to the dust as the truck is loaded, not enough to make mud, but enough to agglomerate the dust into small round pellets the size of peas or marbles.  That way, when the truck discharges the load at our outdoor stockpile, the dust will not blow into the next county with a gust of wind."  - Bruce in Oregon  
REBruce, So simple!

Q: Do you have other examples of specialty built equipment being "repurposed" to solve a completely different problem than what is was originally designed to do? 
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