Building Materials Reuse, Salvage and Deconstruction

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As Ramsey County is geographically small and almost fully developed, new construction and development is almost always accompanied by building demolition. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the U.S. generates more than twice as much construction and demolition waste as household trash every year.  

Consider removal of items for reuse or salvage before you begin your next demolition or renovation. 

What is deconstruction?

Common items that can be salvaged

Where to take reusable items

Buy reused

Benefits of salvaging and buying used