Plywood Recycling + Volunteer Help

Posted on June 9, 2020 - 10:03am

Join the Twin Cities Plywood Rescue

ReUSE Minnesota is coordinating the recovery of plywood used as local businesses and organizations start to reopen. Drop off boards at one of the designated locations or request a free pick-up.  Unnecessary disposal of this plywood wastes a valuable resource that could easily be used in the future for building repairs, future construction projects, or even creative art projects. 

Material Requirements

Minimum size: 2’ x 4’ sections (no strips)

Acceptable Material:

      • OSB (chipboard)

      • Plywood

      • Particle board

      • Green Treat - with approval

      Twin Cities Businesses – FREE Plywood Rescue

      Schedule a Pick-up 

      1. Fill out a request with your contact information and select your pick-up day

      2. On your pick-up day, stack the plywood outside of your business by the front or back door

      1. Include a sign or write/paint “For ReUSE MN Pick-Up”

      2. Remove large nails and screws from the boards

      1. ReUSE MN volunteers will pick up and deliver your plywood to a site at the University of Minnesota. Wood will be reused in the community.

      Drop Off Your Plywood at a Collection Location

      • Businesses can make an appointment to drop off at ReUSE’s central site by calling Jenny at 612-986-3454 or request a pickup here

      Drop Off Locations:

      • Thursday, June 11, 9am-1pm

      St. Thomas More Church parking lot, 1079 Summit Ave, St Paul (Lexington/Summit)


      • Thursday, June 18, 9am-1pm

      St. Thomas More Church parking lot, 1079 Summit Ave, St Paul (Lexington/Summit) 



      Call for Volunteers

      Please help by donating your time and resources to this plywood rescue.

      • Community Outreach – act as a point of contact for your neighborhood, contact businesses that need plywood rescue, hang up flyers, spread the word through online channels.
      • Plywood Pick-up – use your truck, trailer or car to  transport plywood to a central location
      • On-site Collection Help – support a drop-off location, sort and palletize plywood.

      Sign Up to Help Today!

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