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October 1, 2014


The Reuse Warehouse, a component of the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department, is once again coordinating the Greater Houston area's participation in the 2014 National Reuse Contest, sponsored by The Reuse People of America. Projects built primarily of used building materials and completed between January 1, and October 31, 2014 are eligible for submission.

This year we are splitting the entries into two categories. Participants will enter each project in either the Construction & Remodeling category or the Art & Furniture category.

Houston area entries must be received by the October 31, 2014 deadline. The three winners in each category will be announced on November 30, 2014 and automatically entered in the National contest.

The Reuse People will award gift certificates of $1,000, $500 and $250 to the first, second, and third place winners of the National Contest, redeemable at a local reuse store. Photos of the winning entries will be displayed at various green building shows and expositions throughout the year.

Submit 4 high-resolution (300 ppi) photos and a concise description (250 word max) of your project, no matter how large or small, and the materials used. Email entries to:

For a complete list of rules and participating stores and to see photos of previous contest winners, visit Please call 281-814-3324 with any questions. Good Luck!

The City of Houston Building Materials Reuse Warehouse, a component of the Department of Solid Waste Management, accepts donations of gently used building material from citizens and companies, diverts the material from area landfills, and distributes it exclusively to non-profit organizations at no charge.
9003 North Main St., Houston,Texas  77022  

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