Community ReUse Center Template

Start your own reuse center in your community for Free! Track your progress, build a business plan, and start your own independent nonprofit reuse organization! Includes helpful resources, tips, and our startup story. Funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute and developed in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

Articles & Stories about Finger Lakes ReUse









2009 – 2012

Other ReUse Links

Creative Houses from Reclaimed Stuff – TED Talk by Dan Phillips, June 2010
Don’t Replace Your Old Windows! – Article by Mark Pierce, Extension Associate, Cornell University
The Story of Stuff – A project by Annie Leonard
Rescuing Throwaway Inkjet Printers – Steven Pacenka, FLR Volunteer
Technology Apprenticeship and Leadership Program – Sherry Martin


Buffalo ReUse, Buffalo, NY
Build It Green, Astoria, Queens, NYC
Building Materials Reuse Association
Construction Junction, Pittsburgh, PA
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Dump and Run 
Finger Lakes Buy Green
Green Guerillas 
Green Project, New Orleans, LA 
Historic Ithaca & Significant Elements
The History Center of Tompkins County
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties
Habitat for Humanity, Wake County, NC Deconstruction Program
Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County – Listserv 
Ithaca FreeCycle 
Ithaca Youth Bureau
Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles (RIBS) 
ReSOURCE, Burlington VT
Recycle Tompkins – Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division 
ReHouse, Rochester NY 
ReStore Home Improvement Center, Springfield, MA 
Re-use Hawai’i 
Share Tompkins 
Southern Tier Advocacy & Mitigation Project (S.T.A.M.P.)
Sustainable Tompkins
Syracuse Center of Excellence
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce – Visit Ithaca
Tompkins County Friends of the Library Booksale

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