Friday, August 15, 2008

Recycling (and Buying Recycled) Building Materials

Build it Green! at hhttp://www.bignyc.org/ reuses old kitchens, HQ appliances, doors, and unused construction materials.

NY Wa$teMatch, matches waste generators with potential users who purchase waste to use as raw materials. See http://www.wastematch.org/.

Armstrong has a Ceiling Recycling Program that accepts tiles made by any manufacturer. 1-877-ARMSTRONG.

The Construction Waste Management Database lists companies that haul, collect, and process recyclable debris from construction projects. See http://www.wbdg.org/tools/cwm.php.

The American Forest & Paper Association has a National Wood Recycling Directory, a searchable database. Find out where to recycle wood locally: http://www.afandpa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Environment_and_Recycling/Recycling/Wood_Recovery1/Wood_Recycling_Directory1/Directory_Information.htm.

Used Building Materials Association at http://build.recycle.net helps you buy and sell used building materials.

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