About Urban Miners
E-mail Urbanminers@gmail.com Phone 203-287-0852 Website – oh, right, you are already at the website
Mission: 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.”
As of February, 2019, our retail plan is :
1) We will continue to advertise online from our website ,Facebook and Instagram sites.
2) We will sell materials directly from job sites.
3) We will have pickup points by appointment when we cannot have pickup at a job site.
4) We will be directing materials we do not sell initially to other local outlets and we will direct you do those outlets to purchase our salvaged materials.
5) We will continue to sell items made from our reclaimed materials at local shops, and pickup may be at those shops. We will announce from time to time sales events at these outlets.
6) We will have samples and consignments at various locations to be announced.
7) Materials we salvage from deconstruction and salvage projects that we do not sell directly not wholesale to an outlet, will be donated to local Materials Reuse Centers.
We are a licensed demolition contractor. See Certificate See short barn deconstruction video:
However we dissemble buildings by hand and save the materials, only using equipment and disposal when necessary. We now will do complete demolition jobs ( with equipment) in cases where materials cannot be saved, whether due to safety or economic concerns. call us if you have a house, shed, garage, barn or any other structure to remove
Check the latest newsletter for current projects
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. As of this year, we are moving towards increasing deconstruction services and selling larger volumes of salvaged materials directly from job sites, and through local not for profit reuse centers; decreasing our retail footprint in size (and increasing its eclecticism we hope).
Barn Deconstruction Video Here ! Watch the barn collapse while keeping in mind it is not , in fact, a demolition, but that, in fact, we are saving all of the materials for reuse. Enjoy the entertainment value of a building falling down , while having the assurance that it is not getting wasted – the best of both worlds. VIDEO HERE
We sometimes engage in community projects that may not be profitable in the short run , but benefit the community in the long run. Contact us for more information about long term sustainability and our mission in action.
This barn must be removed so that a new church can be built. Unfortunately some abatement is required that was not anticipated in the budget., so the project is on temporary hold.
Six car garage and carriage house. We plan on deconstructing this in the springtime .But we will be able to salvage materials earlier -partition walls, interior finishes, contents…..posting soon.
Salvage Projects – We have number of salvage projects involving large volumes of materials we are helping divert from the waste stream in cooperation with the organizations and contractors involved. Including a current project to reclaimed hundreds of cabinets from a local museum project and 30 amazing vintage oak doors from a another renovation. ( See our retail section).
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.