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About ReUse Action
We’re a social enterprise
We’ve been operating a small group of not-for-profit and for-profit social enterprises since 2007.
We continue the neighborhood-based and community-focused work we started in 2007 (
go here for a brief history).
We acquire & sell reclaimed & surplus materials.
We provide consultation services in the areas of reclamation, recycling and reuse.
We create living wage jobs in Buffalo. We grow & encourage economic development based on the reclaiming and reuse of materials otherwise “thrown away” in the landfill.
We nurture job-readiness and job training programs in an area of extremely high unemployment, using paid, productive work to train and support younger people ages 17 to 30.
We provide quality building materials and other reused items at a fair price to homeowners, landlords, contractors, developers, artists and craftsmen.
We operate a retail store, open to the public
Located in the City of Buffalo at 980 Northampton Street, near Genesee.
Open Tuesday and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
We take up two-thirds of a ca. 1922 factory building.
The building is called “The Guild @980”. Located across the street from the
Milk-Bone plant, America’s largest dog snack bakery, on Buffalo’s Historic Belt Line Railroad. 30,000 square feet of indoor store and a big yard for outdoor materials.
We support the arts, crafts, trades and small business by renting our upper floors to small businesses and individuals doing woodworking, metalworking, upcycling, sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, product development and office work. If you’re looking for Buffalo ReUse, ReUse Action, Buffalo ReUse Action, the ReUse Store in Buffalo or the Buffalo ReUse store, you’ve found us! People also find foam insulation board (factory seconds) and reclaimed PolyIso insulation at our store, as well as reclaimed wood and barn wood.
We provide comprehensive services
We sell reclaimed & factory-second
rigid foam insulation (PolyIso, EPS, XPS), reclaimed lumber and other reclaimed wood, barn wood, joists, beams, flooring, decking and siding. We sell
house parts new and old – doors, windows, tubs & sinks, lighting, trim, flooring. We sell art and antiques in our gallery space, unusual items, art materials, decor.
consult in the areas of reclamation, recycling & reuse.
We’re open for business during the public health emergency. Information here.
We have a yard full of barn wood – hand-hewn and sawn beams, joists, siding and flooring.
We have lots of foam insulation, reclaimed and surplus/factory second.
We have a growing inventory of old house parts.
We make and sell flooring, trim and molding, furniture and other value-added products, from our stock of reclaimed wood and from new wood.
Most “old house” and surplus items are priced at 35% to 65% of the prevailing local retail price for similar new products.
Our Location: Where To Find Us
We're frequently confused with similar businesses
The ReUse Action team has been reclaiming and selling building materials since 2007, under the ReUse Action name since 2012
, one on Bush Street in Black Rock and one on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. We think Habitat and its stores are great community organizations, doing valuable work in affordable housing. When you buy reclaimed material at Habitat ReStores, you directly support building houses for people who normally couldn't afford houses. Habitat for Humanity has two ReStores in Buffalo (link) We encourage you to check out the ReStores.
So, to avoid inconvenience, please remember: We're ReUse Action, at 980 Northampton Street Western New York's Largest Supplier of Reclaimed & Surplus Building Material