Learn about green building, recycling and salvage resources, sustainable alternatives, and incorporating used building materials into your next project.


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Used Building + Remodeling Materials

BUILDING MATERIALS

Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage
14971 1st St. NE, Aurora
503-678-6083

Aurora Mills Portland
503-837-2125
70 SE Salmon St.
 
Builders City
503-285-0546
8905 N Vancouver Ave
 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
503-283-6247
10445 SE Cherry Blossom Dr.
 
Hippo Hardware
503-231-1444
1040 East Burnside
 
Old Portland Hardware & Architectural
503-234-7380
700 NE 22nd Ave.   
 
Rejuvenation
503-238-1900
1100 SE Grand Ave.
 
Salvage Works
503-899-0052
2024 N. Argyle St.
 
1874 House Antiques
503-233-1874
8070 SE 13th Ave.

BATHTUB & SINK REFINISHING

Stanley Avenue Tub
360-397-1742
12205 NE 50th Ave. Vancouver, WA

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Green Depot
503-222-3881
819 SE Taylor St.

FURNITURE

Basile’s Workshop
503-927-7805
Design and fabrication with reclaimed wood.
 
Natural Furniture
503-284-0655
800 NE Broadway

HARDWARE

Hankins True Value Hardware
503-281-1218
3942 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

METALWORK

Metalwork Salvage
(503) 715-5432
4311 NE Prescott St.

Suri Iron
503-914-9335
1803 N. Killingsworth St.

Plumbing

 A-Ball Plumbing + Electrical - NE
503-287-0776
4010 NE Broadway St.

A-Ball Plumbing + Electrical - SE
503-777-3877
7344 SE Foster Rd

A-Ball Plumbing + Electrical - SW
503-245-0714
7365 SW Barbur Blvd.

George Morlan Plumbing Supply
503-771-1145
5529 SE Foster Rd

Stripping (Wood/Metal)

Houck’s Stripping Center
503-232-5151
2712 SE Steele St.
 
Timby’s Dip Strip
503-240-9841
2435 N Lombard St.

 

Wood

Creative Woodworking NW
503-230-9265
(planing/sanding)
1036 SE Taylor
 
Crosscut Hardwoods
503-224-9663 3065 NW Front
 
Lakeside Lumber
503-635-3693
10600 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd.
 
McCoy Millwork
503-236-0995
342 SE Caruthers St.
 
McGee Salvage (Floors)
503-720-7308

Mr. Plywood
503-254-7387
7609 SE Stark St.
 
Green Star International
503-427-1910
8524 N. Crawford.

Reuse Wood
North American directory outlining reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products

 

 


Lending Libraries

Green Lents Community Tool Library
9215 SE Ramona Street, Portland 97266

Kitchen Share
2800 SE Harrison & 5431 NE 20th Ave

North East Portland Tool Library
5431 NE 20th Ave.

North Portland Tool Library
Old Kenton Firehouse (Basement)
2209 N. Schofield St.
503-823-0209

Portland Community Tool Bank
6424 NE 59th Place

South East Portland Tool Library
2800 SE Harrison St.

Swap & Play - St Johns
7535 N Chicago St.

Swap & Play - Woodlawn
704 NE Dekum St.

Swap Positive
Multiple Locations

Yard Sharing
Multiple Locations


Donation + Disposal

General

ReBuilding Center Driving Department
503-445-1520
Free pickups of pre-approved loads.

Metro Recycling Information
503-234-3000
Answers to your recycling, disposal and waste prevention questions.


Appliances (Good & Working Condition)

Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store
503-639-6488
11611 Pacific Highway
Working electrical appliances – free pickups.
 

Arts & Crafts Supplies

SCRAP
503-294-0769
1736 SW Alder St.
Non-profit donations and sales - call first to drop off.
 
Cracked Pots
503-866-7855
1 N. Killingsworth

BATTERIES

Batteries Plus
503-546-4962
3008 NE Broadway
Rechargeable batteries free, alkaline: 5 Lbs. free w/ purchase; $1.00/pound, otherwise

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS

Free Geek
503-232-9350
1731 SE 10th Ave.
 
Total Reclaim
503-281-1899
6427 NE 59th Pl
 
Far West Fibers
503-228-5375
2005 N Rosa Parks Way

Furniture & Household Items

Community Warehouse
503-235-8786
3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

GLASS

Atlas Glass
503-234-9939
4203 SE Hawthorne Blvd


LIGHT BULBS

Sunlan Lighting
503-281-0453
3901 N. Mississippi Ave.


Total Reclaim (Fluorescents)
503-281-1899
6427 NE 59th Place
(Fee)

Plastic Plant Trays, Pots & Some Hard Plastics

Far West Fibers
503-200-5411
2005 N Rosa Parks Way

Styrofoam

Far West Recycling
503-643-9944
10750 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton
6440 SE Alexander St, Hillsboro

TOILET

Environmentally Conscious Recycling
503-253-0867
12409 NE San Rafael Fee for toilets: $7.50 per toilet.

Wood Disposal (separated nails & paint O.K.)

McFarlane’s Bark, Inc
503-659-4240
13345 SE Johnson Rd.
No attached metal. Pressure-treated okay.
Fee: Residential: $20/ton; $8 min. Commercial: $10/ton or $2/yd for flat rate, $8 min

S&H Landscape
(503) 285-4708
1601 N Columbia Blvd.
 
Wood Waste Management
503-493-3370
7315 NE 47th Ave.
Fee: $10/yd.; $20 min.
 
Recology
503-285-8777
4044 N. Suttle Rd.

Everything Else (Hazardous, Paint, etc.)

Metro Central Transfer Station
503-234-3000
6161 NW 61stAve
Metro South Transfer Station
2001 Washington St.

Hazardous material (includes paint, fluorescent light bulbs, etc): free for residential customers. Wood waste recycling, landfill material disposal fee: $28 for 340 lbs. of garbage 


Education

Architectural Heritage Center
A non-profit resource for historic preservation.

Depave
Promotes the transformation of over-paved places; engaging and inspiring communities to reconnect urban landscapes to nature.

Metro
Portland Metro regional government, lots of recycling information.

Oregon Tradeswomen
Dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.

Repair PDX
Organize repair cafés – free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing.

Restore Oregon
Statewide historic preservation nonprofit, leader on policy/regulatory work aimed at preserving historic resources.

Trash For Peace
To educate and spread awareness about the capacity we have as human beings to use our creativity and innovation to replace the concept of trash with resourcefulness and giving back.

Reclamation Administration
Building material reuse news and inspiration.

Woodcrafters
503-231-0226
212 NE 6th


Deconstruction

United Neighbors for Reform
Portland grassroots group that seeks to stem the demolition of viable, affordable housing and its replacement with expensive and inefficient large single-family homes.

Stop Demolishing Portland
Seeks to preserve our city’s affordable, historic and vintage housing stock by sharing information about endangered Portland homes; taking actions to preserve specific houses by conversing with developers, petitioning, and demonstrating against this wave of destruction.

City of Portland's ExploreDecon
When removing a home for new construction is necessary, the City of Portland seeks to encourage the salvage and reuse of building materials with deconstruction instead of mechanical demolition.


Oregon Reuse

BoneyardNW
Connects buyers and sellers of used commercial construction material in Portland.

Bring Recycling
Founded in 1971, this is one of the oldest reuse centers in the country.

CARTM
An innovative recycling and reuse center on the North Oregon coast.

Gorge Rebuild-it Center
A center in Hood River modeled after The ReBuilding Center.

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Portland
A recycling and fund-raising effort for area Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

Metro-Region
Portland Metro regional government, lots of recycling information.


Regional + National

Building Materials Reuse Association
National used building materials member association with links to many helpful sites.

Reuse Institute
A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of reuse through educational events, training services and research projects.


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