Home renovators reap rewards of reuse, recycling

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“Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — end up in Minnesota landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it’s environmentally, and financially, rewarding when materials from such projects are reused or recycled.

Kim Chapman LaFrence, of Grant, Minn., hired a Minneapolis nonprofit,  Better Futures Minnesota, to deconstruct her 60-year-old home so she can build a new one.

A Better Futures crew carefully dismantled Chapman LaFrence’s house to salvage building materials for reuse and recycling. As they worked down to the foundation, deconstructors reclaimed wood flooring, cabinets, doors, windows and anything else that could be readily reused.”

View the whole story here: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/02/21/home-renovators-reap-rewards-of-reuse-recycling

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