Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, contractor, designer, manufacturer or retailer, our professional and experienced crews can help you reclaim reusable building materials from your home or jobsite. We have trucks on the road 5 days a week to

  • Pick up materials
  • Remove reusable fixtures or materials

If you have materials or a project that Second Use can help you with, the next step is to contact us.

Drop it Off

The easiest and fastest way to get rid of your reusable materials is to bring them to our store. Our Receiving Department is open 7 days a week, from 9 to 5.

We offer several forms of compensation, depending on the materials you have and current market conditions.  Our friendly Receiving Crew will explain which options are available and which might work best for you.  The factors that control our ability to offer any of these options are 1.) Quality and Condition, and 2.) Supply and Demand.  It’s always best to give us a call at 206-763-6929 x3 or email us at receiving@seconduse.com before loading up your vehicle; we don’t want you to waste a trip in the event that we’re unable to accept your material, or to make you an offer that makes it worthwhile.

Check out our Acceptance Policies online for more information on the materials we accept. 

Check our Material Compensation Guide on the blog for more information about the different forms of compensation avaliable.

Material Pick-Up

Can’t bring it to us? We can pick up larger quantities of reusable building materials at your home or jobsite. For high priority projects, our crews can respond quickly, in some cases the same day. For smaller quantities of material, we try to bundle pickups in a particular geographical area to maximize efficiencies.

Please contact our Salvage Services Crew to arrange a pick-up.

Material Strip-Out

A material strip-out, also known as selective non-structural deconstruction, is when our crew removes reusable fixtures or materials from your building. In most cases, this can be done prior to receipt of a demolition permit, and if it’s a remodel, we will do our best to work with your timeline, in order to avoid project delays.

To determine whether a project is well suited for a strip-out, typically we need to do a site visit or have you send pictures of the materials to be removed and a clear description of the access and logistics at the job site.

Please contact our Salvage Services Crew to learn more about a jobsite preview or strip-out.

Additional Services

Working together with professional partners, Second Use can provide solutions for your building and materials removal needs.

  • Surplus & boneyard material collection
  • Green demolition services
  • House moving
  • Waste removal and recycling

Please contact our Salvage Services Crew to learn more about these services or to discuss your specific needs. 

Material Acceptability

In all cases, materials must be reusable and meet our acceptance criteria. Materials we consider to be of marginal interest may not be eligible for a pick-up or strip-out but may be acceptable for drop-off at our store. Please contact Second Use if you have any questions.

EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm

Second Use is proud to announce that we are now a U.S. EPA Lead-Safe certified firm. As of April 22, 2010, federal law requires that renovation firms be certified under EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.  Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.  The new rules are aimed at preventing lead poisoning in repair, renovation, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978. Certified contractors are trained in containing the work area, minimizing dust, and cleaning the area thoroughly.

Click here to learn more about the EPA's Lead-Safe certification program and regulations.