Most building and construction waste is actually created in the demolition and destruction process. With a little time and proper planning, many of these materials can be reused or recycled rather than sending them to the landfill.
Deconstructing and reclaiming materials saves resources by keeping materials “in the loop”.
Deconstruction refers to the systematic dis-assembly of a building with the purpose of recovering its materials for reuse, renovation, or new product use. Reclamation involves the stripping of usable building materials for the purpose of reuse without affecting the structural elements or integrity of the building.
The Bend Area and Redmond Habitat for Humanity affiliates both reclaim building materials for no charge. Several Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Deschutes County accept many materials for reuse.