It started with a mission: to save building materials from the landfill…
…AND JUST KEPT GROWING BIGGER!
Established in 2013 in Bellwood, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, our mission received such overwhelming support from the community that we quickly outgrew our initial location. In 2014, we moved to the historic Maywood Armory in neighboring Maywood, Illinois, which provided us with a much needed 25,000 square feet of interior space and 10,000 square feet exterior space for our growing inventory and lumberyard. Our warehouse serves as a natural outlet for the used building materials recovered by our deconstruction partner, BlueEarth Deconstruction, and we are excited about the chance to give these great materials the chance at a new life!
ReUse Depot is part of the complete reuse solution for the built environment.
WHAT IS THE REUSE SOLUTION?
We believe that given the option, everyone would prefer to preserve and reuse building materials rather than send them to the landfill. Our goal is to make the environment-friendly choice easy by taking care of as much of the process as possible. We are a subsidiary of Reuse Solution, a company comprised of several businesses working together to facilitate the cycle of reuse in the built environment.
Most of our inventory comes from our partnership with BlueEarth Deconstruction.
WHAT IS DECONSTRUCTION?
Deconstruction is the environmentally friendly alternative to demolition, in which skilled crews carefully dismantle a structure by hand, preserving the building materials in a usable state and keeping them out of the landfills. These materials are brought to our warehouse, where they are cleaned, organized, and made available for purchase and reuse!
Are you planning on rebuilding or remodeling your home? You may not want your old building materials, but there is still a lot of potential value in them, and our partner BlueEarth Deconstruction can usually salvage up to 85%! Your unwanted building materials will have a chance to be reused, rather than thrown away, and you will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for their full value. Find out more by visiting the BlueEarth Deconstruction website.