This business is about reducing our impacts on our environment. I hope that by reusing wood that would’ve otherwise been dumped into the landfill I’m helping to reduce our impacts on Earth. If the wood would have entered the waste stream who knows how long it would take to degrade, not as long as synthetic materials but it still would have taken up resources and space. When landfills are created wildlife habitat is destroyed. Less habitat for wildlife means less chance at surviving. I’m passionate about wildlife since I work to protect rare species in New Jersey with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
To me collecting the salvaged wood is the best part. Each piece has it’s own story or wear to indicate it’s past use. When I travel around I am always glancing at roadsides, dumpsters, etc.. to look for wood that could be re-purposed or upcycled.
If you’re doing renovation or construction on your property or home and would like keep wood from the landfill contact me about having it collected for recycling and reuse opportunities.
I also collect wine & champagne corks. If you drink wine then don’t toss the cork! You can drop them off at house in New Gretna or find me at a local event.