Title: [GreenYes] value of reuse building materials
I did a survey of building-related reused materials stores and found sale value at about $1.39/lb average of all the reuse materials they carry, i.e. take total sales divide by total tons sold across many stores. Another study in Florida of HfH ReStores found about $1.56/lb.
That would be about $2,900/ton...?
I have done best to create list of all reused building materials stores in the US quoting summary @ this author:
"The number of reused building materials stores in the US is about 1,200 as of 2006. (EXCLUDES used clothing and household goods reuse sales, re-milling of lumber into high-end products and antique and high-end architectural salvage, INCLUDES reused and donated “ordinary” surplus and salvaged building materials.
There is an estimated 315,000 tons/yr to 360,000 tons/yr of reused building materials sold by the approximately 1,200 reused building materials stores in the US.
The high end of this estimate is approximately 0.2% of total waste from building activities produced in the US each year based on latest estimate by US EPA."
School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University
The 2009 Building Materials Reuse Association International Deconstruction and Reuse Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, April 27-29, 2009. Check www.buildingreuse.org for monthly updates including the call for presentations.
--- On Mon, 8/11/08, RicAnthony@no.address <RicAnthony@no.address> wrote:
> From: RicAnthony@no.address <RicAnthony@no.address>
> Subject: [GreenYes] reuse
> To: GreenYes@no.address, email@example.com
> Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 2:50 PM
> In a message dated 8/8/2008 9:03:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:Hello Ric Anthony,
> Could you clarify this chart.. "Reuse" is a
> process and all the other lines
> are materials types.. the "Reuse" is 2.0% of
> total therefore does it exlcude
> all the materials types listed ? does this mean there is
> no reuse for any of
> them only recycle? and if so then what are the Reuse
> materials types?
> Hi Brad;
> By now you all have seen Dan and Mary Lou's comments.
> My two percent for reuse comes from looking at the
> detailed composition
> sorts in many Cities. I actually have some hands on
> experience. The lower market
> value is conservative and comes from an old Urban Ore
> report and still
> makes the reuse category the largest revenue generator by
> far. Even at these
> low rates and low prices the value is so high that
> traditional waste
> managers have a hard time believing. Imagine their chagrin
> when we put the price of
> paper at $100 and metal at $100 which today is very
> The paradigm shift is the market.
> Regarding the non marketable. I did add this category. I
> cannot find a
> market for soiled diapers. I don't want to compost or
> burn wood that is treated
> with heavy metals of poisons. And there is about 1% in
> each material sorting
> category that is made up of mixed materials designed for
> landfill. These
> are products that need to be take back for redesign.
> As for mistakes these are miss-throws.
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