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 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

Deconstruction Project, 1810 House

We are still developing a final plan a complete deconstruction of a house built in 1810, with an 1840 addition. This historic property is located in a recently developed commercial area. It is in a prime location for a commercial development and so is likely to be replaced with a modern commercial building. Urbanminers would […]


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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

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

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