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EcoBuilding Bargains Featured in Waste360

EcoBuilding Bargains Featured in Waste360

Here at EcoBuilding Bargains, we pride ourselves on being a part of the Springfield Community. Ecobuilding Bargains was recently mentioned in Waste360 for the work we did to reduce waste after a local school closed down. Read on to learn more.

 A group of people in masks stands in front of materials about to be donated to EcoBuilding Bargains.

Photo by Waste360.

Article Summary

Have you ever wondered what happens to furniture and building materials when a school permanently closes? After a tornado damaged the Elias Brookings school in Springfield, the city sold the building to an affordable housing nonprofit called Home City Development, Inc (HDCI), who planned to turn the building into apartments. Instead of disposing of all of the leftover furniture and materials, HDCI worked with EcoBuilding Bargains to find reuse partners for as much of the leftover materials as possible. Check out the article for more information about this impactful project.   


”CET took some materials for its store, EcoBuilding Bargains, and connected Serafino to other nearby reuse outlets, like Westfield Habitat for Humanity ReStore. CET helped the developer find other players to assist with logistics to properly manage and move some of what remained.” 

“Inventory in Abandoned School Becomes Others’ Treasures” by Arlene Karidis for Waste360 


Deconstruction materials entering the EcoBuilding Bargains truck

 Where to Read the Article? 

 Click this link to read the article in Waste360.  

The exterior of EcoBuilding Bargains

Shop In Store or Online

Build a more sustainable future by shopping at EcoBuilding Bargains. By choosing reused, you can save money and prevent great quality items from being wasted. Visit our store in Springfield, Massachusetts, or shop online. Our online store ships nationwide, and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect item for your needs. Need some inspiration? Check out our other blog posts featuring our wide selection of products.  

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