Community ReUse Template

Community ReUse Center Template - Learn more about how to start a reuse center in your community. Free to use! 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.

Community ReUse Template

Articles and Research

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

Survey Summaries

In 2006, we administered a series of surveys concerning reuse to inform our planning process.

View a PDF of our 2006 Surveys - Summary Report

Surveys were administered with cooperation from:
-Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
-Cornell University Certificate of Business Management Students
-Tompkins County Area Development
-Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
-Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division

eNewsletter Archive

August 2015 
May 2015 
March 2015

November 2014
May 2014

November 2013
July 2013
March 2013

October 2012
May 2012
March 2012

February 2011
April 2011

April 2010
December 2010

April 2009

November 2008

Public Documents

IRS Form 990:

5 Year Report

Employer Identification Number : 26-2093547

Other reuse links

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 Computer All-Stars
Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBS) 
ReSOURCE, Burlington VT
Recycle Tompkins - Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division 
ReHouse, Rochester NY 
Reinvention Station - Sciencenter
ReNew Salvage, Brattleboro, VT
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