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. Our mission “ recycle  & reuse goods & used building materials to minimize waste to sustain the local community.”

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 clean outs before your move or in preparation for your estate sales.

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When we get any call, to remove an item or an entire building, our goal is to work with the customer to minimize waste. Often renovations generate a lot of usable materials that are often overlooked. The contents of a house or factory or lab are often not integrated into the renovation or demolition plan. But when we look at the salvage of the contents and the building itself together, it can often provide a cost savings to the owner. Also when we do “clean outs” we sort through every item to determine reusability, while many clean out companies just chute the same stuff right into a dumpster. This is because it is more economical to save things when they can be directly retailed, which is what we do. So do not call us to remove the stuff after the demo, let us do the demo. We are also very good at removing stuff without damaging it so it is sellable.

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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

Note Our New Store Hours

Store hours are changing ! The new hours are: Thursday,Friday and Saturday we are open 9 to 5 Sunday we are open 10 to 4 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment only Also, note that due to vacations, we will be closed on Sunday July 19th  


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A Take On Preservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings

This was written as part of the presentation given at the Pardee- Morris house on June 21st, 2015 A Take On Preservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings Urbanminers mission is to redirect materials from the waste stream and turn them into a locally produced resource. As it turns out, this author has an affinity for […]


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Our Mission-In Detail

Our mission has never been to cherry pick high margin materials from houses in order to maximize profit, while letting all of the “less valuable” materials get discarded. Likewise our mission has never been to sell high end materials only affordable by a select few.  The idea or ideal is to save all the materials […]


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Urbanminers has a demolition license !?

In Connecticut Deconstruction of a building is considered a demolition. In order to demolish a building in most cases, you have to be a licensed demolition contractor. In practice a residential structure is demolished by perhaps salvaging a few items and then the remaining ( almost always most of) the building is “volume reduced” with […]


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Social Enterprise

( Wikipedia) A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity,[1] a social business, or a […]


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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

Thursday – Saturday / 9-5 PM
Sunday / 10 – 4 PM
Monday Tuesday & Wednesday  by appointment only.

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