The Future of Reuse

We are excited to announce the future renovations at Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Road! These improvements will not only impact our landfill diversion numbers, but will also greatly improve your shopping and donating experience. The days of squinting and shivering through the warehouse while sifting through doors will soon be a thing of the past.

Why does this matter?

“Reducing waste is one of the easiest ways to reduce carbon emissions,” said Neal Lurie, president of Resource Central. “These facility improvements will increase capacity to help the community divert twice as many building materials from landfills while preventing snow and rain from damaging materials.”  Read the press release here.

Our goal is to divert more construction waste and create a culture that values reuse by providing a comfortable and inspiring donation and shopping experience for items that can be repurposed and reused for home improvements and other creative projects. We’re aiming to double the current 4 million lbs of materials per year we divert.  It’s about time that reuse got the TLC it deserves.

Warehouse Improvements: heating/cooling system & insulation, better lighting to find those hidden gems, and get this, bathrooms

Outdoor Materials Yard: steel canopy structure to keep snow and rain off our customers. Not only will materials be better weather-protected, you also won’t need as much sunscreen. Seriously that Colorado sun can really take a toll. Your shopping, browsing, and treasuring-hunting experience will be exponentially more comfortable with the simple feature of shade.

The landscape outside will also feature xeric plants from our Garden In A Box program! We’re excited to welcome pollinators to our site too.

The New Layout

Add Your Support! Leave a Legacy.

Opportunities to support the project will be shared as we launch our fundraising campaign this spring! Contact Liz Marchitto at Donate@ResourceCentral.org to learn how you can support this important investment for our community! Donate Now

Watch the Groundbreaking from our Facebook Live

What’s Happening

Week of July 5: Final touches on the yards concrete pour. Low-water landscaping continues throughout the small islands on site.

Week of June 7: The yard gets repaved this week!

Week of May 17: Groundbreaking! The internal yard construction begins for the new steel canopy to cover our outdoor materials yard.

Week of April 26: Warehouse exterior is close to completion! New siding and insulation are installed. Landscaping island in interior parking lot is being constructed. It will feature gorgeous, low-water Garden In A Box plants! The waterline through the donation lane is being worked on for the new bathrooms in the warehouse.

Week of April 12: Spot yard repaving continues. Donation lane utility line work continues. Warehouse exterior work in full swing with installation of new, insulated panels!

Week of April 5: Spot yard repaving on begins. Donation lane utility line work begins. Warehouse exterior work continues. East bay automatic door structure in the warehouse is built!

Week of March 29: Utility work extends to Arapahoe Road, right turn only when leaving the facility. Warehouse exterior work continues and bathroom structure is built!

Week of March 22: Utility work continues. Warehouse exterior work continues.

Week of February 14 – Week of March 15: Utility work continues. Warehouse exterior is being replaced with new, insulated panels.

Week of February 7: Utility work began! The contractors started the plumbing work for our warehouse bathrooms.

Our goal is to have minimum disruptions

Donating: No real change here. Just like parking, we will have signage for where to go in case construction takes place within the donation lane. Like aways, we recommend you send us an email featuring a photo and description of your donation before arriving on site. Reuse@Resource Central.org

Shopping: Come on over! While some areas are blocked off, this will be temporary. We’re ready to get you started on projects. If at any point our hours are impacted by construction, we will announce it through social media, our newsletter, and on this webpage.

Blueprint of Resource Central Reuse Facility Renovations

Thanks to our Architecture and Construction teams!