What ReDO Can Do
National Donations Program- our national program
facilitates in-kind material donations from the donor directly to
non-profit reuse centers and other non-profits. To date we have placed
literally tons of materials including flooring, ceramic tile, marble,
tools, cabinets, hardware, paints and finishes, adhesives, materials for
the arts and education, and more!
Publications- ReDO offers publications on how to
start up and maintain reuse programs. These publications were written by
ReDO staff and reuse operators that are running, or have run, successful
programs. Subscriber organizations can also offer their own publicatons
on our Publications page!
Listserve- ReDO operates the ReDO Reuse Forum—the
ONLY online listserve that solely addresses reuse issues and caters to the
reuse community. Share your questions, ideas, news and events through this
The most comprehensive database of reuse
opportunities ever compiled;
In-depth case studies detailing solid waste
reduction, employment, and community development goals achieved through
Video tours of model reuse operations.
Who Is ReDO?
Mission, Board, Expertise, Participants.
The mission of the Reuse Development Organization, Inc. (ReDO): to promote
reuse as an environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economical
means of managing surplus and discarded materials.
ReDO is a national and international tax-exempt,
501c3 non-profit organization promoting reuse on every level. ReDO was
created to fill an informational void identified at a February 1995
conference on reuse, where participants voiced a desire to avoid
"reinventing the wheel" and share what they have learned.
ReDO's Board of Directors includes national leaders
who have operated model reuse efforts that recover thousands of tons of
building materials, equipment, furniture, food, and industrial materials.
Board members represent both urban and rural program expertise.
Whether you have materials to reuse, operate a reuse
effort, want to start one up, or just want to understand how reuse helps
us all, ReDO can help you be more successful through reuse by:
Providing the most up-to-date information on the entire
field of reuse;
Explaining what others have done in their successful reuse
efforts to help you avoid "reinventing the wheel" in your work to create
more local reuse options;
Connecting you to others interested in reuse through
electronic and in-person discussions of how to make more reuse happen
Optimizing your reuse efforts by providing the expertise of
successful operations through planning and consulting referrals.