The Reuse Center at BBR
Find great bargains on home improvement materials
The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a source of some great bargains and an ever-changing treasure trove of materials. Full cabinet sets, appliances, windows, doors, sinks, flooring . . . you’ll find gently used and new items to help you improve your home affordably. All of our materials have been donated, and most are one of a kind.
Anyone can shop at the Reuse Center. Additional discounts are given to Plus members: people who meet our income guidelines as well as other nonprofit organizations. Standard members and the public will pay slightly higher prices, but the extra income helps the nonprofit to be self-sustaining as it carries out its mission. Sign up for our weekly Short News e-newsletter if you would like to receive updates on new or featured items, or follow us on Twitter for product listing updates using the hashtag #ThisJustIn.
Many customers find it helpful to keep these things in mind:
- Have your measurements in advance. If you see something you like, you will know for sure whether or not it fits.
- Stop by often. If you live or work in the neighborhood, make a quick visit to see any new arrivals.
- Be flexible. Consider a different color or style so you will have more choices.
The Reuse Center has automatic markdowns. The longer a product has been on the shelf, the greater the discount:
- After 3 weeks, deduct 10%
- After 4 weeks, deduct 20%
- After 5 weeks, deduct 30%
- After 6 weeks, deduct 40%
- After 7 weeks or longer, deduct 50%
The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is mainly a cash-and-carry operation. However, for kitchen cabinet sets, we have a "curbside" delivery service for a fee. Deliveries are offered within 20 miles of BBR as measured by the distance driven, and may may take up to a week to schedule. In general, deliveries will be made between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. BBR will make a confirmation call on the morning of the delivery.
“Curbside” delivery means that BBR will bring the materials to the customer’s address and unload the materials off the end of the truck and onto the ground. The customer must move the materials from the “curb” into her or his home. BBR staff is not able to carry or move materials once they have been taken off the truck. If you need additional moving services, you may need to contact a local moving company.
If the BBR truck arrives at the customer’s home to make a delivery, and the customer is not there to accept it, the driver will return to BBR with the materials still on the truck. Upon return to BBR, the materials will be unloaded and made available for sale to other customers. BBR will refund the materials’ purchase price less 25% per BBR’s return policy. The delivery fee will not be refunded.
The Reuse Center is a nonprofit organization
The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is charitable nonprofit organization that helps people improve their homes while keeping reusable materials out of landfills. Your purchases help support both of these goals. If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to call us at 617-442-2262 (press 3).