Nonprofit saves architectural antiques while creating new jobs

Nonprofit saves architectural antiques while creating new jobs

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Ever wonder what happens to the stuff that can be salvaged from a house before it's demolished? From antique fixtures to stained glass windows and kitchen sets, WasteCap Resource Solutions saves these architectural gems, keeping them from going into a landfill. 

 

WasteCap is a nonprofit, working with clients to recycle and reuse as much as possible from home demolitions and construction projects. They've just opened a new warehouse at 22nd and Michigan; open to the public, where they are reselling materials that would normally get put into a landfill.

Reducing waste isn't the only goal of WasteCap. Job creation is also part of WasteCap's mission, putting under employed and under skilled people to work thanks to a partnerhship with the Community Service Corps and Northcott Neighborhood House. These programs provide job training programs and pay new workers, so they can learn valuable skills, allowing them to go after other jobs in construction, demolition and waste recycling fields. 

Are you an artist looking for some unique pieces, old wooden doors or floorboards? WasteCap has those, too.

Click the story above to hear more from my tour of the new warehouse. 

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