Formed out of a commitment to environmental and social sustainability, Urban Miners salvages building materials and household goods to pass on to you at affordable prices.

Since 2007, Urban Miners has grown to become the forerunner and regional leader in a growing economy of retail reuse centers and salvage service industries.

Recognized by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce as recipient of the 2012 Green Business Advocate Award and designated as Business New Haven’s Rising Star of 2010, Urban Miners also works with the public/private sector to educate and advocate for deconstruction and materials reuse.

Founder Joe DeRisi holds a master’s degree in resource management as well as a certificate in deconstruction, and has worked locally as an environmental analyst, conservationist and former building contractor. He works alongside a staff of talented others who share a vision for a sustainable future and a commitment to customer service.

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Come join the adventure and hunt through our collection of used, salvaged, materials and goods to find just what you need for home, office, dorm, creative project, gifts and more. Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, student, artist, or just an environmentally conscious shopper, Urban Miners connects you with a constantly changing stock of just about everything, including the proverbial kitchen sink!

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BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE/ DECONSTRUCTION

Remodeling? Rebuilding? We help you make environmentally conscious choices by removing building materials such as cabinets, doors, hardware, fixtures, flooring, trim, and more–often substantially reducing your disposal fees and saving good stuff from the landfill at the same time.

We also do deconstruction: taking apart entire structures for those who seek a partial or full alternative to demolition. Often we can save up to 80% of the building materials. Urban Miners helps you maintain a clear conscience about not being wasteful while creating the home you’ve always wanted.

HOME/ESTATE CLEAN-OUTS

It’s not junk to us! We do house cleanouts before your move or in preparation for your estate sales.

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Urban Miners runs do-it-yourself workshops and trainings, and is available to provide programs on reuse and deconstruction to architects, contractors, educational institutions, neighborhood associations, and other public/private enterprises.

 

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Urban Miners News

Upcoming Materials Salvage

The following materials are coming in or will be coming in if we get the bids: Another truckload of lumber from shipping crates coming tomorrow. We pick up a load like this locally every few weeks. Sometimes two in a day. Most of this becomes siding for sheds, but we also sell some in the […]


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Highlights of Recent Work

Beach house Salvage One  In just the last two weeks we have salvaged from two houses and seen two more sheds delivered. Beach House Salvage Two Beach House Salvage Three Below: third shed made of salvaged materials being installed at a New Haven Community Garden. The plan is for another one to be delivered on December 14th and […]


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Urbanminers

If you put Urbanminers in the context of the previous two posts ( below), it helps explain our current business situation. One issue is that this has been an end result more than an intentioned structure, and so we are underfunded and overworked. We are working at environmental and social goals that are not quite […]


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Benefit Corporation

( Wikipedia) A benefit corporation or B-corporation is a corporate form available in certain U.S. States, designed for for-profit entities that wish to consider society and the environment in addition to profit in their decision making process. Benefit corporation law differs from state to state. They differ from traditional corporations in regard to their purpose, […]


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Contact Information

Urban Miners
30 Manila Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514

Phone:

(203) 287-0852

E-Mail:

Urbanminers@gmail.com

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Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday / 9-5 PM
Sunday / 10 – 3 PM
Monday by appointment only.

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