Deconstruction Services in Southern California
We reduce the solid waste stream and change the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and distributing them for reuse.
The ReUse People is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Help Safeguard The Environment!
Since 1993, architects, contractors and building owners have relied on TRP to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By de-constructing (instead of demolishing) a building, TRP is able to salvage up to 80 percent of the materials and channel them back into the marketplace through donations and sales at its network of retail outlets. These services are among the first steps in the green building process. Furthermore, tax-deductible donations of reusable materials to TRP, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, provide a faster payback and better return-on-investment than any other product or service offered by the green building industry. For more information on the company and its services, visit the TRP website at www.thereusepeople.org
Houses Deconstructed for Reusable Materials
TRP has deconstructed over 4,000 houses and other buildings to salvage reusable materials. This has prevented vast amounts of building materials from ending up in landfills.
Tons of Waste Diverted From Landfills
TRP has diverted over 400,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills, helping to reduce our footprint on the planet as well as provide repurposed materials for construction.
Workers and Contractors Trained
TRP has trained and certified over 500 unemployed, underemployed, and disadvantaged workers, as well as over 70 contractors who in turn create needed construction jobs.
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