Sourcing used materials

I recently wrote about our approach to sustainability and attempting to find used materials whenever possible. Auctions and Craigslist are great for this.

We got this huge load of fencing recently for about half the price of new, used off of Craigslist. This will end up enclosing a significant amount of the vegetable field you see in the background. By April that fencing will be in place and ready to keep the deer and coons out.

Restaurant auctions are great, too. Usually we can get sets of food-service-grade lidded containers for packing and storing product, and at the last one we scored an excellent stainless-steel prep table with built-in sink that will be used for poultry butchering. Again, far below used and with no added impacts.

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  1. I keep an eye on auction company calendars. For example, this Saturday there's an office going out of business and auctioning off their supplies; anyone in the market for a new desk chair, shelving, random electronics, and so on might do very well there. Just check the calendars every now and then and mark anything that might be of interest. Estate auctions often have good stuff as well.A few suggestions; just Google them:Jacobs & KemperAtterberryVoorheis

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