Waste Diversion

Building Better with Reclaimed Materials: A Customer Story

By |2020-04-03T13:22:47-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, EcoBuilding Bargains, Home Energy Ratings, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

The hills are quiet and snow dusted, and a winding dirt drive leads to a home half-built into the hillside. This home, built and owned by James Moore, is sustainably designed and features many reclaimed finds from EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed building materials store in New England. As a regular visitor to the

Creative Reuse: Door Hinge Picture Holder

By |2020-02-28T13:26:29-05:00February 28th, 2020|Creative reuse, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Are you looking for a way to display your most memorable photographs? Instead of purchasing something new, save some money and resources by following these instructions to upcycle reclaimed door hinges into picture holders. This upcycle project will add the perfect rustic touch to your space! These door hinges were purchased from EcoBuilding Bargains, the

Zero Waste Substitutes to Eliminate Single Use Plastic in Your Kitchen

By |2020-02-21T12:34:21-05:00February 21st, 2020|Food Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Single use plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of these items include things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, and food packaging. As of 2015, the United States was the largest generator of plastic packaging waste on a per-capita basis. This is a big problem because

New Milford Farms Composting Tour

By |2020-01-31T11:22:24-05:00January 31st, 2020|Composting, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

With approximately 40% of food being wasted in the US and our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, composting is becoming an increasingly important component of the waste management infrastructure. New Milford Farms, a composting facility located in New Milford, CT, is part of a network of composting facilities ensuring that wasted food is put to good