When One Door Opens, Another Man’s Treasure

Press Release: When One Door Opens, Another Man’s Treasure

BOULDER, CO – September 1, 2020 – Resource Central, a conservation-focused nonprofit based in Boulder, has launched a door upcycling competition calling on community members to transform old doors into new unique creations.

On average, the reuse facility diverts around 3,000 doors from the landfill each year. Community members donate unwanted doors either from renovation or deconstruction projects to be given a new life. As the window and door manufacturing industry continues to grow in the United States, so does the collection of older products. The nonprofit hopes to both bring awareness of trashing reusable materials and inspire creativity for innovative uses. 

“Although we can’t directly put an end to construction material waste, we can become conscious consumers and creators. Sometimes that lumber we need for our fall project just used to be a door,” says Brandon Hill, Resource Central’s reuse facility Program Director. “These challenges are meant to engage our community. Shopping second-hand and embracing craftsmanship can do us all some good,”.

The most creative entries will receive public recognition plus a $100, $75, or $50  gift certificate to the nonprofit’s reclaimed building materials facility at 6400 Arapahoe Ave.

The upcycling competition runs through Oct. 1. Participants can pick up reclaimed doors Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. Learn more at ResourceCentral.org.