Waste Less Works is a locally, family-owned deconstruction business that serves to reduce waste in commercial and residential demolition projects. We have been honored to provide this service to businesses and homeowners in Missoula, MT since 2011.
We are motivated and driven to give our clients a competitive, safe, and environmentally friendly option to choose deconstruction over demolition for any building project. The demolition status quo uses machines such as excavators and dump trucks to crush and remove buildings with little thought to its history or embodied energy. This method is both shortsighted and wasteful. Deconstruction, on the other hand, involves precision and detail on how we remove and take apart buildings so that waste is limited.
Most salvaged materials have value and can be reused or repurposed with a new life, or donated to a building reuse store such as Home Resource or Habitat for Humanity Restore. Deconstruction means putting men to work while reducing waste, and providing the local community with materials at an affordable price.
Currently building materials from our deconstruction projects are sold at our outdoor storage yard located at 2604 Industry Street, off of West Broadway in Missoula. We have amassed quite a collection of items over the years, which includes: beams, dimensional lumber, hardwood flooring, bricks, insulation, doors, windows, flashing, metal roofing, sinks, and so many other treasures!
- US EPA has estimated that U.S. companies generate 136 million tons of building related construction and demolition (C&D) waste per year.
- 92% of building related C&D waste is from renovation and demolition.
- C&D waste is approximately 30% of all solid waste produced in this country, excluding road and bridge debris.