Deconstruction and Materials Re-Use Trainings Underway

This Monday we kicked off the first of two training sessions on Deconstruction and Materials Re-Use co-sponsored with ReCycle North of Burlington and funded by a generous grant from the EPA. The 5-day session brings together 20 participants from non-profits across the country (including Hawaii, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Jersey, and a few closer to home), as well as a slew of trainers who are experts in the fields of deconstruction. The goal is to build capacity in these non-profit organizations to expand their operations, deconstruction crews, as well as open materials re-use stores, which takes valuable materials out of the waste stream. The group will spend two full days in the classroom here at Yestermorrow, and three days out in the field on a variety of deconstruction jobsites, and visiting other materials reuse and salvage stores in the area.