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Re: Recycled Building Materials
At 01:31 AM 8/18/1999 EDT, SDief@aol.com wrote:
>Does anyone out there have any information on the market for recycled
>building materials? I have a client who is interested in setting up a
>demolition/recycled building material business and he is looking for
>information on other businesses that have done the same.
>Sarah M. Diefendorf
>Environmental Finance Center, Region IX
>851 West Midway Ave.
>Alameda, CA 94501
A great resource is the Materials for the Future Foundation
(http://www.materials4future.org), based in the Bay Area. They work with
all types of recovered materials but especially with building materials.
The have a page of resources for starting recovered materials. See
especially their overview of markets for recycled lumber.
Be aware that any buildings being demolished that are of pre-1978
construction likely contain lead-based paint. Last December, EPA proposed
rules covering management and disposal of wood coated with LBP from
abatement projects and demolitions
The rules include a prohibition on reuse of any LBP-coated material when
the paint is in "deteriorated" condition.
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