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Newsletter Sept. 7, 2017

Sept 7, 2017     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
Great Story.  One of our longtime customers, Michael Laws, called to share a great Hurricane Harvey story.  He had purchased a pallet of our flood sacks some months back.  He admitted he didn't really know how he was going to use them, but he figured they might come in handy at some point.  Below is his Facebook post on August 20...he was predicting just 10" of rain in his post.  "I have heard from at least 3 people who kept water out of their house with the flood sacks we got from you." - Michael  RE: Thanks for the feedback on the sacks, Michael!

Sandless Sand Bags.  Instead of sand, these burlap sacks are filled with Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) that expand when submerged in water.  This same type of SAP are what is used in baby diapers for example.  (Watch Video>>  Our sacks are a different brand, but this video will give you the concept of how they work.)  L: Denver  Click for Sack Sizes and Pricing>>
Bulk Bags.  The unused FIBC bulk bags are 36x36x42” with a 14x18” spout top and a plan bottom (no discharge).  L: Dallas  Click for more info>>

readerSUGGESTION:  "FEMA and Houston would die for these bulk bags to be used to collect trash in." Danny Ozark

Seem like they could find many uses for the bulk bags in the Harvey recovery area for trash pick up, dry goods storage, etc.  and since they are already in Dallas it may be easier to get them to the gulf coast.  Just a thought…" - Paul Meeter
Desiccant.  This desiccant is a 13x molecular sieve was supposed to be a part of a manufactured product that ended up getting canceled.  We have 42,000 lbs.  The bead size: .8-1.6MM.  L: Atlanta  Email for Details>>

Your Ideas "Watching the Houston flooding brought to mind that possibly a cleaning contractor could use your MS for water removal/drying agents in the pending clean up. As you know the fresh MS has a large water capacity and could be used help dry out equipment (bucket in a sealed bag), cabin of a boat, flooring, etc, etc.  Just a thought." Robert Gray
repurposedVISITOR.  Last week, Jack Debell stopped by to visit us.  Jack is the head of recycling for Univ of Colorado.  He also made us aware that they just launched Campus Council focused on recycling efforts at college campuses across the country.  this is an offshoot of the Nat'l Recycling Coalition.  Campus Council info>>

Our Customers:  "I’ve been following you guys via your email blasts for years now.  I want to see if the rope will be thick and pliable enough to create borders for our putting game.  I wanted to create something like this (picture below) but with rope rather than plastic pieces or foam borders." - Mary Anne

Our Customers:  "We wanted to send some photos of some of your old gym floor 'repurposed' into a Univ of Illinois Fightin' Illini themed coffee table." - Ryan McGuire  RE: Ryan, that is an awesome addition for the man cave!

Used Gym Flooring.  Several floors to choose from including the home court of the Univ of California-Berkeley.  L: Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago Click for More Info>>
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Locations:  (303-321-1471) DenverChicagoAtlantaDallasPhiladelphia
Insulated Pavers.  These are highly engineered 2' x 4' panels that are a combination of lightweight concrete adhered to foam insulation.  L: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver  Click Here for Insulated Paver Prices>>

repurposedIDEA:  "Could you quote me shipping on the pavers.  I'm thinking of laying them on our flat roof where we're having 'ponding' issues.  I'm thinking the mass of the pavers will displace most of the standing water." Jack  REJack, we're not roofers but it sounds logical!

Used Climbing Rope.  Lots of colors and styles.  Order Online>>  

Our Customers:  "I’ve been following you guys via your email blasts for years now.  I want to see if the rope will be thick and pliable enough to create borders for our putting game.  I wanted to create something like this (picture below) but with rope rather than plastic pieces or foam borders." - Mary Anne

Polyiso Insulation Location: Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia  Click for more info>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold several bunks of insulation to an ornamental fish breeder in Kentucky to insulate their tanks.  

repurposedINBOX:  "I love the whole concept and how you are going about this business. Great idea making our environment a better world to live in one small step at a time. I have passed along your letters now to a few people and they all love it. P.S. Got hooked when I saw the bowling alley wood lanes. Told my son I want it. Cool conversation piece!" Dave

Bowling Wood. 
 L: Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia  
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Voting Booth Table Tops.  We got in qty 800 of these tabletop portions of voting booths.  The plastic top measures 2 1/2" x 19" x 22".  Order Online>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  This is very fitting since college football starts this week.  We just sold some a few days ago to rabid football fan.  He is make tables for tailgating out of them.  Jack, We appreciate your business.

Government Smarts!!  We just sold Bar Joists and Decking Panels to a municipality to build a pedestrian bridge.  Jeff, we appreciate your business, and I bet your local tax payers are appreciative, too, of your outside-the-box thinking and willingness to utilize perfectly good used materials to solve a problem and save $$$! 

Bar Joists.  2' x 40' and 4' x 40' joists.  L: Denver  Joist Pricing>>
Roof & Floor Decking.  37" x 14' and 37" x 20' panels.  L: Denver  
Deck Pricing>>
WANTED: Wire Rope & Steel Cable.  Are you a user of wire oil and water drillers, elevator companies, crane and rigging companies?  We are interested in your old, retired wire rope.  Call Damon at 303.321.1471 or Email Us for Details>>
Wood I-Joists.  BEFORE: These I-joists by Redbuilt were used on a temporary framing project before we made a deal for them.  These are 13 1/2' and we have about 1,500 of them.  L: Chicago  Click Here for Pricing>>  
Concrete Fuel Tank.  Used 2,000 gal tank.  L: Atlanta  Click for Tank Pricing>>

PLS:  These Convault tanks are very popular anywhere they have big, emergency generators...hospitals, water/wastewater facilities, etc.  PLEASE forward this opportunity to any contacts you may have in these industries!!

Composite Lumber.  We just took in a truckload of these 1/2" x 11 1/4" x 12' panels.  They come in 6 colors  L: Atlanta  Click Here for Colors, Quantities & Pricing>>
repurposedINBOX.  "Hi! I love what you do, and read your emails with interest even though I rarely would have a need for your materials. I just think that inventive re-use of stuff is really cool!" - Amy w/ the Univ of Miami-Ohio    

RE:  "Amy, I see you're with the Univ of Miami-Ohio.  If you believe in our mission/concept, one great thing you can do is forward our newsletter &/or contact info to the purchasing and the facilities / engineering departments.  An organization of your size would have all kinds of obsolete materials that would be candidates for "repurposing"! - Damon

RE:  "Thanks a great idea, Damon! I'll find the right people, and forward this on!" - Amy

Media Coverage Our efforts in trying to find a "repurpose" for the 60,000 sq ft prison made the Denver nightly news last week.  (We'd appreciate it if you shared the link on Facebook!)  Watch 9News Story>>

Q: Like with this prison, do you know of a property for sale that would be a good candidate for "repurposing"?  Email Property Details>>

For Sale...60,000 Sq Ft Former Prison.  L: Colorado  Email for Price and Details>>
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>>

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Atlanta Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 4445 Wendell Dr SW  Atlanta, GA 30336

Chicago Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 550 Hobbie Ave Kankakee, IL 60901

Dallas Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 5703 Crawford Ln E, Forest Hill, TX 76119

Denver Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 10220 Brighton Rd, Unit 7  Henderson, CO 80640

Philadelphia Location:    Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri   Address: 1101 E 7th St  Wilmington, DE 19810
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