We offer the community an assortment of volunteer positions for people with a wide variety of skill levels or physical abilities.
Creating material collection facilities that will sort, process and prepare donated material for reuse.
We partner with other non-profits, charities and schools to share the materials we collect and inspire creative uses for recycled materials, lowering operating costs of our partners and allowing for even more waste diversion.
Job Skills Training:
Our operations can provide a low stress training environment for students or people with barriers to employment.
Reducing waste, especially deconstruction waste, which would otherwise be disposed of in landfill or incinerated.
We want to inspire entrepreneurism, creativity and experimentation in the community and with our partners to develop new uses or products using repurposed materials and help bring them to the public.
Most waste from deconstruction or construction projects can be categorized in one of three ways.
Easy to reuse. (items that can be used again with minimal cleaning or repair)
Hard to reuse. (items that require significant preparation before they could be used again)
Unusable. (items that must be disposed of for safety or other concerns)
While other organizations collect and sell items in category one, the bulk of materials are in category two, and those items are usually discarded because of the costs associated with preparing them for reuse.
RE/PURPOSE is unique, in that we intend to collect materials from all categories, sell the easy to use items and use proceeds from those sales to help defer the costs associated with processing and our operations.