In five years, FLR has grown into a $750,000 social enterprise, providing the community with a convenient means to engage in reuse and waste diversion seven days a week. Click here for our Five Year Report 2008-2013!
ReUse in Your Community
Community ReUse Center Template - Learn more about how to start a reuse center in your community. Free to use! Track your progress, build a business plan, and start your own independent nonprofit reuse organization! Includes helpful resources, tips, and our startup story. Funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute and developed in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
Learn More and Get Inspired!
Creative Houses from Reclaimed Stuff - TED Talk by Dan Phillips, June 2010
Don't Replace Your Old Windows! - Article by Mark Pierce, Extension Associate, Cornell University
The Story of Stuff - A project by Annie Leonard
Rescuing Throwaway Inkjet Printers - Steven Pacenka, FLR Volunteer
Technology Apprenticeship and Leadership Program - Sherry Martin
In 2006, we administered a series of surveys concerning reuse to inform our planning process.
View a PDF of our 2006 Surveys - Summary Report
Surveys were administered with cooperation from:
-Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
-Cornell University Certificate of Business Management Students
-Tompkins County Area Development
-Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
-Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division