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Recycle Old Kitchen Cabinets And Countertops

Recycle Old Kitchen Cabinets And Countertops

There are a ton of ideas to reuse discarded cabinets and countertops

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Searching for a way to garden a little greener while creating less waste in the kitchen? Look no further than your trusty coffee maker for one of the best fertilizers, composters, bug repellants and worm cuisine! Here’s a list of ways to use coffee grounds in your yard and garden: […]

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Disposing of paint is always a chore and now that you’ve spent the warmer days of autumn getting to all those paint projects you meant to do all summer, your garage, basement, or shed probably looks an awful lot like the photo above. (That’s my personal stash of used and […]

Recycling Materials from Teardowns

Recycling Materials from Teardowns

An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED certification can help the bottom line of a public building, more organizations are doing what they can to recycle […]

Revisit: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Revisit: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

No or low VOCs and other eco-friendly products are all the rage. But those aren’t the only ways that homeowners can be greener. Here are a few ideas to put the old “recycle, reduce, reuse” line to work – some of which might even earn or save you some green. […]

Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Washers, can all be Recycled!!!

Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Washers, can all be Recycled!!!

Don’t let your large appliances end up in a landfill. In fact its now illegal to dump appliances in more than 20 states. Older appliances typically contain a tremendous amount of steel, especially a water heater. If you are unsure about where your local recycling centers are, start by contacting […]

Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED certification can help the bottom line of a public building, more organizations are doing what they can to recycle […]

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

Oregon-based author and designer Shannon Quimby recently realized her dream of building an entire house “without a dumpster” — a project she dubbed the “Reuse Everything eXperiment.” By partnering with several leaders in the green-building movement, Quimby completely deconstructed a crumbling wreck of home in Southeast Portland and reused everything […]

Green Building a Garden Shed

Green Building a Garden Shed

After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented in an easy to follow step by step process.

Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

Now that you’ve built your own wine rack (or if you haven’t check out the “how-to” here) you’re going to need a project for all those wine corks that’ll be piling up. Here’s the perfect solution: a wine cork board! Instead of a regular old cork board for notes and […]