A Note About a Very Good Idea

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Everyone knows our landfills should be on a diet.  Coming very soon, we in Chicago will have a way to curb their heaping appetites for the large stuff of rehab projects and teardowns.

It’s called the Rebuilding Exchange, an energetic nonprofit market for recycled building materials—-flooring, doors, lumber, bathtubs, appliances and remodeling components with a nice patina and a low price.

This week and next, the exchange is in the process of moving to a new warehouse on West 47th Street, and when complete, cause for celebration! They have lots of ways to join them in the fun and the sustainable diet part:

Come to the Grand Re-opening Party. and since you’re coming, donate a silent auction item or service

Donate your materials from a rehab project, like kitchen cabinets, trim, appliances, bathtubs and sinks

Buy some materials for your next project, a like new furnace, wood stove, refrigerator and stove

You can track the progress of the move and see all that the Exchange has to offer on their blog.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t know about this place even though it’s RE-opening and I’m familiar with the Delta Institute.

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