make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Building constructed using landfill trash

READ MORE:
repurpose00000001.jpg

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Reduce, reuse, recycle. Now you can add repurpose to the list.

One building at Tidal Creek Co-op is being built with mostly second hand materials, materials that otherwise would have ended up at a landfill. The repurposed materials come from a section of the landfill where builders dump everything from used lumber to broken bits of drywall.

"The doors came from a lumber yard that had been sitting around they were kind of forgotten about, we got those inexpensively and then it was discarded storefront glass that we're using for the windows on the side and in the front," said Christopher Yermal, with Old School Rebuilders.

The bulding was budgeted at $10,000. Yermal says its actually cost them about $400 so far. When it's finished, the building will house biodiesel.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.