The ReUse Depot Now Serving Greater Chicago

By Ted Reiff

The ReUse Depot, TRP’s newest partner store, recently opened its doors in Bellwood, Illinois, just 20 miles west of downtown Chicago.

The ReUse Depot carries more reusable building materials than any other retailer in the greater Chicago area—and at lower prices. Store Manager Michelle FitzGerald has been working all summer to fill the 22,000 square-foot space with virtually every type of residential building material imaginable.

As of this e-letter, extensive warehouse inventory includes 2 1/4” oak flooring, full kitchen cabinet sets (some with matching appliances), furnaces, High Bay lighting fixtures, a bowling alley (including shoes and balls), lumber (new, used and old growth), windows (dozens of shapes, sizes and styles), gas and electric stoves, new and vintage lighting, washers, dryers and much more.

Two trained and certified deconstruction crews keep the inventory flowing. One crew deconstructs houses and commercial buildings so that everything salvageable comes to the store; the other strips pre-demolition houses, bringing as much as it can to the warehouse before the bulldozer shows up.

Donations are also accepted. Building owners and contractors who bring used materials to the ReUse Depot will receive receipts verifying their tax-deductible donations. If it’s building-related and reusable, the warehouse will accept it. Desirable materials include:

Appliances Hardware Sinks
Bricks & Pavers HVAC Equipment Toilets
Cabinets Lighting Tools
Doors Lumber Water Heaters
Electrical Paneling Windows
Flooring Plumbing Fixtures  

All donations must be in working order and resalable, as is.

Address: 2711 Washington Blvd, Unite E, Bellwood, Il 60104
Store hours: Monday through Wednesday plus Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Telephone: 708-240-4910

Bring a copy of this e-letter with you and receive a 10% discount on your first purchase. Offer good through December 31, 2013.

2013 National Reuse Contest Closed

A big thank you to all participating stores and individuals entrants! Winners will be chosen no later than October 31, with an announcement to follow.

Special Events Reminders

November 23: Congratulations to TRP on the 20th anniversary of its founding!

Specials of the Month

At the Oakland warehouse we are featuring windows. Receive 25% off the price of any window through October 31.
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The Los Angeles warehouse is featuring bathroom fixtures, including toilets, bathtubs, and sinks. Receive 25% off the price of any toilet, bathtub or sink through October 31.
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New Inventory

The Oakland warehouse has received several shipments of materials associated with the closing of a large commercial building, including glass doors, work benches, work tables, and stainless steel sinks with stand round tables.

New inventory at the Los Angeles warehouse includes a 1930s hanging lamp with decorative scalloped glass, a complete oak kitchen with solid oak cabinet doors and face frames, and a complete bathroom set, including tub, toilet and pedestal sink.

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Deconstruction & New Materials Update

Visit the TRP website for a complete list of current deconstruction projects and inventories. Just click on “Retail Sales” and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Location and Contact Information

TRP ReUse Warehouse - Oakland
9235 San Leandro Street
Oakland, CA  94603
(510) 383-1983; toll-free 888-588-9490
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00 Closed Sunday

TRP ReUse Warehouse - Los Angeles
3015 Dolores Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00; Sat 10:00-4:00

Please visit our partnering warehouses:
Habitat for Humanity ReStores, Orange County (two convenient locations)
12827 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 590-8729
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00- 8:00; Saturday 9:00-6:00; Sunday 11:00-5:00
2200 S. Ritchey Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 434-6266
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00; closed Sunday

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Kansas City
4701 Deramus, Kansas City MO 64120
(816) 231-6889
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00; Sat 9:00-4:00; closed Sunday

Reuse Depot
2711 Washington Blvd, Unit E
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 240-4910
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00p; Sat 10:00-4:00

The ReUse Warehouse
800 Taylor Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 219-4913
Hours: Mon-Fri, 2:00-6:00; Sat, 9:30-5:00

Second Chance Building Materials Center
1423 West Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-2707
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00-6:00; Sun, 12:00-5:00

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Salt Lake Valley,
1276 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 263-0136
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm; closed Sunday

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Summit & Wasatch Counties
6280 N. Silver Creek Drive, Silver Summit, UT
(435) 487-9015
Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00-6:00; closed Sunday

Recycle Utah
1951 Woodbine Way Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-9698
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00-5:30; Sun 10:00-4:00

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