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Newsletter Sept. 26, 2017

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In this Edition… Denver | Chicago | Atlanta | Dallas | Philadelphia

repurposedPROJECT:  Attached are some pics from John Vogel.  This is from our 14' semi boards that he made a table out of. He purchased more wood today for another table project. Turned out fantastic and he just sanded and used a layer of MinWax on it.

Trailer Flooring.  L: All 5 locations  Click Here for Details>>

Pressure Treated Timbers.  We have treated 3" x 7" lumber, 12" x 12" timbers.  L: Atlanta  Lumber Pricing>>

repurposedARCHITECT:  We have an architect that is planning to pour clear epoxy on top of weathered, and deeply grooved, boardwalk wood to make smooth table tops for a new restaurant.  Watch Video>>

Bulk Bags.  36" x 36" x 42".  Spout Top, Closed Bottom.  L: Dallas  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  "We use your bulk bags to fill with construction debris on the upper stories of our apartment complexes.  We then crane the sacks full of rubbish right into the dumpster.  Works great!" Scott O. in Utah

Q:  Do you know of a product that is made from a waste product or some other company whose origins involved "repurposing?  Email Us>>  

repurposeSPOTTING:  "Check out canned pork...SPAM.  It was developed by Hormel to utilize leftover pork shoulder parts of hogs." - John Oberer


repurposedINBOX"I'm an architecture student at the University of Maryland.  I enjoy reading the newsletters and would like to better understand the materials being 'repurposed'.  I'm writing to ask if you have any tips on relevant educational resources. Are there certain trade publications that you recommend? How does one even begin to gain this type of expertise?" - Yuki

RE"Yuki, Thanks for writing.  Honestly, there really isn't a centralized source for education for "repurposing".  While it is very agriculture-related, Farm Showmagazine is one of my favorites.  Hope that helps a little bit!" Damon


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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia

Stainless Steel Tubing.  3/16" stainless tubing.  This is unused, surplus inventory.  L: Denver   Click Here for Pricing>>

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

POSSIBLE AFTER:  "We use stainless steel tubing to make needles for injecting water proofing resins to stop water leaks in sewer manholes, culverts and behind sea walls and structures to fill voids and strengthen soils.  We need the wall thickness so they do not bend when we push them into the dirt.  With the storm damage we expect a lot of sea wall repairs." - Michael in Georgia  RE: Michael, we have 12" sample of the tubing on it's way!!!

Railroad Rail:  We just got in a bunch of new, surplus rail.  A lot of shorter lengths ideal for footrests, for anvils, etc.  Click Here for Lengths and Pricing>>

Q:  Besides anvils and foot rests, any other "repurpose" ideas for rail that is 1'-8' in length?  Email Ideas>>


Salmon "in"...BEFORE: This is the steel cable strung between divided highways to keep cars from crossing into oncoming traffic.  This cable is periodically replaced for safety reasons.  

Possible AFTER:  "Your used highway cable is of interest to use as weight or ballast on the bottoms of our netting on our salmon farm set-ups.  We need weight to keep the nets fully expanded.  Used cable works just as well as new at a fraction of the cost!!." Peter Riggins in 
British Columbia

3/4" Galvanized Highway Median Cable.  We just got in 35,000'+ of highway cable.  L: Dallas, Philadelphia  Click for Pricing>>

Q: Like with the DOT's, do you have materials or product that you periodically replace that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?? If yes, send details.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>


Salmon Farming "out"...275 gal Totes.  We just got in 3 truckloads of 275 gal totes that had salmon oil in them previously.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>

Truckload Quantity:  If you want to purchase a truckload quantity of used totes, call Ethan @ 303.321.1471 or Email Ethan>>   

Switch-a-Roo.  A real Switch-a-Roo when The Home Depot comes and shops at our!

275 gal Totes.  L: Atl, Chi, Den  Click for Tote Pricing>> 

BarrelPonics...the new rage.  What is the difference between hydroponics and Barrelponics?  Really, there is no difference.  In fact they are the same thing.  This is neat video on how to make this system out of a 275 gal tote.  Click Here to Watch Video>>

Round Pads.  BEFORE: A furniture company discontinued making round ottomans.  These foam pads were inventory on hand they no longer needed.  L: Philadelphia  Click for More Info>>

Q: Like this furniture company, do you have surplus inventory taking up space that you'll never use?  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "Those round foam disks are the perfect size for bow and arrow targets.  Lots of hunters are practicing up right now with hunting season right around the corner!" - Rudi Tomlinson in Arkansas

24' Steel Columns.  These are 36" diameter x 24' tall.  Qty: 6.  L: Dallas  Click Here for Pricing>>


Floating Rope.  BEFOREThis is unused, off-spec floating water line rope.  We have 60' and 75' pieces.  FREE SHIPPING   Order Online>>


unwantedEQUIPMENT:  "This is an air heating device, an industrial burner, that we had custom made in 2005. It was going to be used as a burner for a spray dryer but the business direction changed and it was never installed. It was sitting in a warehouse for all these years." - Todd 

RE"Todd, As we just discussed, we’d offer $xx,xxx for your industrial burner.  We could pay you today and p/u as soon as next week if you want to move that fast." - Damon  

RE"Damon, We have a deal!" - Todd 

Q:  Do you have unused, surplus inventory or equipment like Todd?  Contact Us>>



Good, Bad Day.  Good Day "We manufacture UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete) panels. We have a large overstock of panels (4x10' @7-8lbs / sq. ft.).  The material is free for the taking." - Dena  RE: Dena, can you send pics?

Bad Day:  "We landfilled a bunch of the concrete panels.  With the elevated need for workers, we cannot spare people to stack panels and prepare them for shipping.  I pushed for us to get them in shipping condition but I didn't receive management support." Dena  RE: Dena, Wow, that's sad, but unfortunately a common story.  Lots of management teams give lip service to Zero Waste but then they do little, or nothing in your case, to support the mission.    

QLike Dena, do you have surplus product or materials that you want to see kept out of the landfill?  Send Details.  Call Damon @ 303.321.1471 or Email Damon>>


New Rule.  "One of the blacksmith's credos is that if a piece of metal is still big enough that it could be cut into two pieces, then it is still too big to throw away.  So a blacksmith will gather railroad spikes, car axles, old plowshares, worn out ball bearings and shafts, gears, steel cables, and broken tools, to use as raw materials for new things." Bruce Schacht in Oregon  

RE: Bruce, Frankly, that should be a new rule for all waste in America.  If you can cut it into two pieces, then you can't throw it away!

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