California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling

Recycled Content Products for Construction Catalog

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Welcome to CalRecycle’s on-line construction recycled content products catalog! This site is intended to help specification writers, architects and planners in finding products that range from reuse to recycled content. If you’re in need of products to meet CALGreen, the US Green Building Council’s LEED requirements, or just want to help “close the loop”, this site can be a resource to your project. It is organized in alphabetical order by category of building materials with quick contact information so you may easily contact the company that carries products of interest. This list of products/materials also includes the CALGreen recycled content minimum, where applicable, in parentheses.

To help manage your project’s construction or demolition waste, CalRecycle offers this tool to locate the nearest recycling locations and help meet local ordinance or CALGreen’s waste diversion requirement.

For more information about CALGreen’s construction waste management requirements, visit CalRecycle’s C&D Guide FAQ page

Aggregate Base (80 percent postconsumer content)

Coatings and Sealants

Concrete  

Drywall (4 percent postconsumer content)

  • CertainTeed makes recycled content gypsum drywall. Facility in Napa, California.
    Contact: (800) 423-3127 

Erosion Control and Retention Products

  • Eco-Blok turns waste tires into erosion control devices. Facility in Newbury Park, California.
    Contact: tom@eco-blok.com or (805) 499-8856
  • Filtrexx Sustainable Technologies makes compost filter and grow socks containing recycled organics. Facilities in Gilroy and San Diego, California.
    Contact: rocky.owens@filtrexx.com or (913) 314-9590
  • GeoHay Recycled carpet erosion control devices reduce the solids, heavy metals, and hydrocarbons in stormwater runoff. Can be used as wattles, ditch checks and curb or grate inlets. Headquarters in Inman, South Carolina.
    Contact: Kellyn@geohay.com or (800) 554-2082
  • Millennium Molding makes recycled tire content erosion control blocks, landscape borders, temporary retaining walls, and supports for rooftop pipe, electrical conduit and vents. Facility in Fontana, California.
    Contact: rpeterson@mmolding.com or (951) 509-9393

Flooring, Surfaces and Walkways

Glass, Tile and Brick

  • UltraGlas uses recycled glass in various applications. Facility in Chatsworth, California.
    Contact: (818) 772-7744
  • Fireclay makes recycled content tile, glass and brick. Facility in San Francisco, California.
    Contact: (800) 773-2226

Insulation, Fiberglass (30 percent postconsumer content) and Cellulose (75 percent postconsumer content)

  • UltraTouch Denim Insulation is a thermal/acoustic insulation product with an 80% post-consumer recycled content; applicable for both sound control and thermal insulating projects. Product includes both recycled denim fibers and recycled carpet fibers from California sources. Headquarters in Chandler, Arizona.
    Contact: sales@bondedlogic.com or (480) 812-9114
  • CertainTeed makes recycled content fiber glass insulation. Facility in Chowchilla, California.
    Contact: (559) 665-4831

Lumber

Paint (≥ 50 percent postconsumer content)

  • Acrylatex Coatings and Recycling makes Life Cycle interior/exterior recycled latex paint and Tag-Out graffiti abatement paint. Facility in Azusa, California.
    Contact: (888) 824-6880 or (626) 812-0191
  • Amazon Environmental makes Amazon Select recycled latex paint. Facilities in Fridley, Minnesota, Pryor, Oklahoma, Sacramento, California, and Riverside, California.
    Contact: sales@amazonpaint.com or (916) 922-0206 (Sacramento) or (951) 588-0206 (Riverside).
  • Dunn-Edwards sells Recover interior/exterior recycled latex paint that conforms to Green-Seal GS-43 standard and is manufactured by Amazon Environmental for Dunn-Edwards. Facility in Los Angeles, California.
    Contact: (888) 337-2468
  • Visions Paint Recycling offers a variety of interior/exterior paint products in a wide range of colors and styles (including low-VOC paint and primer).  Facilities in Sacramento, McClellan, and Oroville, California.
    Contact: info@visionsrecycling.com or (916) 564-9121 (Sacramento) or (530) 227-7138 (Oroville).

PaintCare lists locations that offer recycled paint.

Parking Stops

Pipefittings (Plastic and Metal)

Reuse from Deconstruction

  • Ceilume offers its reproduction metal ceiling products in 98 percent post manufacturing recycled content. Facility in Graton, California.
    Contact: help@ceilume.com or (800) 557-0654
  • Demo 2 Design Building Materials sells high quality reused and vintage materials that add character to your building, including doors, windows, sinks, lighting fixtures, lumber, railing, hardware, and vintage décor, providing customized functional structures and designs using these materials. Facility in Santa Barbara, California.
    Contact: carol@demo2design.com or (805) 886-6865
  • Greenlynx sells deconstruction reuse items such as reclaimed building materials, decor, furnishings, and appliances. Facilities in Northern California.
    Contact: info@greenlynx.net or (415) 890-5880
  • Recycled Movie Sets offers doors, frames, glass, mirrors, staircases, columns, jail bars, lumber, faux brick and stone sheets. Facility in Los Angeles, California.
    Contact: (323) 497-9557
  • Urban Ore Building Materials reuses and sells a wide array of deconstruction and dealer inventory materials including doors, windows, toilets, tubs, sinks, cabinets, lighting, and all types of hardware. Thirty-eight employees to efficiently serve customers. Facility in Berkeley, California.
    Contact: dr.ore@urbanore.com or (510) 841-7283 or (510) 914-0074
  • More Reuse Building Material Sources

Roofing

Signage

Tire-Derived Products and Buyer Case Studies

Last updated: March 21, 2017
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