New England Reuse and The Reuse People of America Partner on Deconstruction

Date: 16 Mar 2016 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Reuse People of America (TRP), the national non-profit network of building deconstruction enterprises that operate as joint ventures with both for profit and nonprofit companies now serving 21 cities in 15 states, just got bigger. New England Reuse, CEO Chris King and Ted Reiff, president of TRP, worked together to initiate an environmentally responsible green alternative to building takedowns. The new arrangement will allow crews to deconstruct commercial and residential buildings to recover and resell valuable building materials to the public from its warehouse facility in North Haven, CT. The operation will serve all of New England and further south to New York and New Jersey. The company will start off with a four-person crew and a warehouse crew of two workers. All workers will go through TRP’s certified training program. The enterprise expects to have 15-20 workers within 2 years. Overall, the TRP network has over 500 workers.

With a facility in North Haven, New England Reuse will be able to fill in its service area reaching to the eastern portion of Pennsylvania. Western Pennsylvania is served by TRP’s joint venture non-profit partner, Demo Depot, a division of the Westmoreland Community Action, a CAP Agency based in Greensburg, PA, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

ILSR and TRP have been working partners for over 20 years.

New England Reuse, LLC located on 400 Sackett Point Road in North Haven is now opened.  A ribbon-cutting Grand Opening was held on March 8th!  New England Reuse was founded with the sole purpose protecting the environment and finding a use for building waste and reclaiming old New England board.  They utilize these reclaimed materials, salvaged from deconstruction sites such as an old homes and barns, to create small buildings while maintaining and reintegrating the history of New England. Lumber and other assorted material donations are accepted (including appliances) and also for sale to consumers.


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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.