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.
Deconstruction and Salvage Contractors
Find deconstruction and salvage contractors using a list Metro has compiled of businesses offering these services.
Reuse retail facilities
Consolidated list of local resources for salvaged and reclaimed building materials.
Search for or post/list salvage building materials at these online sites
Salvage and reclaimed building materials (buy, sell, trade, and donate):
BoneyardNW is an online marketplace for used commercial construction material.
NW Materialsmart is an online resource that facilitates the exchange of surplus industrial material.
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.