What do I do with…?

Stacked Wood Beams

Building Materials

What building materials are wasted? It is typical for any reusable, recyclable, or compostable materials generated from remodels, renovations, or any kind of home improvement projects to end up disposed of in landfills.

Why is it a problem? Oftentimes discarded building materials are still usable, represent significant amounts of embodied energy, and likely will be replaced with new products sourced from natural resources. Construction & Demolition debris, of which building materials are a subset, account for more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste in the U.S., 90 percent of which originates from remodels and renovations.

Examples: cabinets, carpet, doors, flooring, lighting fixtures, lumber, plumbing fixtures, tile, windows, etc.


Reduce

  • Consider whether your home improvement project will actually improve your well-being

  • True friends will love you no matter what your house looks like

Reuse

Recycle

  • Pacific Steel & Recycling (Call for acceptance policy):

    • Appliances & Tin

    • Ferrous – Mild Steel, Carbon steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Wrought Iron

    • Non-Ferrous – Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Die Cast, Radiators, Stainless Steel, Catalytic Converters

    • buys some scrap metals

Locations

Bad Goat Forest Products
1301 Scott Street, Suite B
(406) 493-1498

Buckeye Hardwoods
93173 Hwy 93  
Arlee, MT 59821
(406) 726-2008

Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Donation Center
3655 Highway 200 East
(406) 549-8215

Heritage Timber Building
27341 Blixit Creek Road
(406) 830-3966

Home ReSource
1515 Wyoming St
(406) 541-8300

MUD
1527 Wyoming St
(406) 549-6790

Pacific Steel & Recycling
2828 Palmer
(406) 542-0381

Waste Less Works
2604 Industry Way
Materials: (406) 823-0691
Deconstruction:
(406) 396-1710