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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Reuse

Salvaged materials are often high quality, provide unique character, are stronger and more durable - and may be less expensive than new materials. A strong demand exists for these types of materials and the following resources help you salvage, find, or sell/donate them.

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Deconstruction and Salvage Contractors

Find deconstruction and salvage contractors using the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s list of Certified Deconstruction Contractors.

Reuse Retail Facilities

Consolidated list of local resources for salvaged and reclaimed building materials.

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Search for or post salvage building materials at these websites:

  • Craigslist provides local classifieds including building materials.
  • Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.