Material Reuse Program

Materials Reuse

The Material Reuse Program, a pilot project of the College of Environment and Design, salvages materials from construction and demolition projects and reclaims them for community-based landscape projects. The purpose of these projects is to expose undergraduate design students to the benefits of reusing ‘waste’ materials in landscape construction through hands-on application. Clients include Casa de Amistad, a nonprofit resource center for the Latino Community in Athens; Clarke Central High School’s agricultural sciences program; and the Brooklyn Community Garden, which is managed by the Athens Land Trust. In total, the Material Reuse Program has completed 48 projects, logged 8,218 works hours by students and volunteers, and salvaged 253,873 pounds of waste.

For more information about this program, please refer to this handout.

For more information about the Material Reuse Program, please contact:

Chris McDowell
UGA College of Environment and Design
Broad St. Studio 1
225 W. Broad St.
Athens GA 30602
p: 706-369-5883 | f: 706-369-5864