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ReUSE Minnesota stands with our communities advocating systems change and pursuing justice for George Floyd.

One of the ways we aim to support our communities during this time is through the Twin Cities Plywood Rescue.  Across the Twin Cities businesses boarded windows during the uprising and we'd like to support the recovery and reuse of this material as businesses re-open.

Spread the word:

1. To businesses so they know we can help rescue plywood when they are ready to take it down.

2. To volunteers to collect, transport and coordinate plywood rescue efforts.

We will respect murals and artwork. We are working with the MN Historical Society and other organizations to preserve these pieces.



Use this media kit to communicate with businesses, organizations, neighborhood associations, etc. Download and use these media elements to post on websites and social media, include in newsletters, or physically print and distribute posters to locations.

Plywood Rescue webpage
Facebook Event (TBD)
Flyer Translations
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Hashtags: #TCPlywoodRescue #ReUSEMinnesota #reuseforcommunity 

E-blast/Newsletter/Blog/Community Calendar

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

  1. Drop off your plywood at one of these locations during designated hours. (Locations coming soon!)

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!

ReUSE Minnesota stands with our communities advocating for systems change and pursuing justice for George Floyd.


Facebook / Instagram

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  1. Call for Volunteers

Looking for a way to support Twin Cities businesses and organizations as they reopen? Join @ReuseMN‘s Twin Cities Plywood Rescue to collect and transport reusable plywood as it’s removed from windows and doors – no need for it to go in the landfill! Sign up to help with outreach to businesses, transporting plywood to central locations, or sorting the plywood for reuse.

  1. Twin Cities Business Outreach

Twin Cities businesses, we’re here to support you! As you reopen and remove plywood, use the Twin Cities Plywood Rescue. Drop off boards at one of our locations or contact @ReuseMN for a pick-up – no need for the plywood to go to the landfill when it can be collected for reuse. Check out your options for free plywood rescue now!


  1. Call for Volunteers
    Join @ReUSEMN supporting businesses as they reopen with the #TCPlywoodRescue. Sign up to volunteer with this effort to keep usable materials out of the landfill, with free and convenient collection for businesses.

2. Twin Cities Business Outreach
#TCPlywoodRescue, hosted by @ReUSEMN, is collecting plywood from local businesses so it can be reused and not wasted at the landfill. Sign up for a free pick-up or drop-off at your convenience!



Launched in 2012, ReUSE Minnesota is a statewide non-profit organization with a member network representing reuse, rental, and repair businesses large and small, passionate reusers, and state and local government units in support of reuse.  


ReUSE Minnesota is a member-based network, working to strengthen existing and build new businesses through B2B networking, public education, events, and advocacy.


We are always looking for new members – join us. Members benefit from promotion on the ReUSE MN site, building connections within this statewide network, and exposure through events!



Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

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