Optional: preconference site visits

Monday, October 3, 2022
3 - 4:30pm CDT

Kick off your REUSE22 Conference experience with one of our member-hosted site visits! These optional tours will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what happens to your items after you donate them. What percentage of items get recycled, landfilled, or reused? What social impact do these organizations have on the community around them? Sign up for one of these site tours to begin learning and networking before the REUSE22 Conference officially starts. Availability is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your spot! Site hosts reserve the right to require facemasks or other social distancing guidelines.


Bridging - 1730 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

See Bridging’s mission at work and tour the warehouse; who we are, who we serve, what donations are needed and how to engage and talk about partnership options!

Since 1987, Bridging has furnished more than 100,000 households with HOPE and reduces landfill space by 11 million pounds each year. Bridging’s mission is to empower people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods as they pursue stable housing.

Keys 4/4 Kids - Rush Lake Business Park, 1775 Old Hwy 8 NW, Suite 105, New Brighton, MN 55112

Keys 4/4 Kids' Executive Director Grant Dawson will take visitors on a tour of the facility and walk through the steps a piano goes from the moment it is donated to wherever its next life leads. There may even be some music! Keys 4/4 Kids is a Twin Cities-based non-profit that accepts donated pianos and keyboard instruments. Through our programming, we seek to provide learning and performing opportunities for young people in our community. 

Repowered (formerly Tech Dump) - 860 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN 55114

On this tour, you will see the inner workings of an electronic waste recycling/refurbishing facility. Repowered is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to proving everyone and everything has value, we do this by giving technology a second run, and the people who restore it a fair chance. By providing affordable electronics and environmental services to our community, we give opportunities to people with barriers to employment. The tour will be led by our EHS Specialist, who can answer questions about e-waste recycling/refurbishment processes, environmental impacts and risks, economic opportunities of e-waste recycling in the Midwest, technological advances in the past decade, limitations/ challenges, activism, our work readiness program, and more!

Scrapbox Salvage - 2400 N 2nd St UNIT 406, Minneapolis, MN 55411

At Scrapbox Salvage, you will gain an understanding of the deconstruction process, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our intake process. You'll learn about our services and we'll share what grants and tax deductions are available for deconstruction projects. Scrapbox Salvage is located in the restored Northwind Lofts built in 1885. We'll share some historical information about the building too!

 ** If you are unable to attend after signing up, you have the option of transferring your registration to another conference guest, or you may request a refund by contacting info@reusemn.org by September 28 or by logging into your account and canceling your registration. **

Social hour (optional)

Join your colleagues for a casual evening of conversation and celebration. This meet-and-greet event is a great opportunity to begin making connections before the conference starts. Help us celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Reuse Minnesota! Open to all conference attendees. More details to come.

Reuse Minnesota was founded in 2012 and is a member-based nonprofit that works on behalf of repair, resale, and rental businesses to promote the reuse economy in the state of Minnesota.

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