Did you know?
Six trains, each more than a mile long, leave Seattle every week, bound for distant landfills. At least a quarter of this waste is a result of building construction and demolition.
Reusing a single cast iron bathtub saves enough energy to drive a Humvee from Seattle to Spokane. It also keeps 450 lbs of CO2 out of our atmosphere.
Reusing building materials...
- Reduces the volume of waste going to landfills
- Saves the energy required to manufacture new items. Try our environmental impact calculator.
- Keeps pieces of our rich architectural heritage out of the trash
Using salvaged materials in your next project...
- Saves you money. Our materials are often 40-60% the price of equivalent new items
- Gives your project personality. Older items often exude character and have a story to tell
- Allows using vintage items, often of higher quality, that are no longer produced
- Supports a local economy and a local business