City of Roses Disposal & Recycling

Oregon BEST Company

City of Roses Disposal & Recycling (CORDR) is developing a reclaimed lumber brokerage operation to distribute reusable raw materials for commercial applications.

Nearly 70% of commercial construction and manufacturing businesses surveyed want a stable supply of reclaimed lumber. The recent downturn of hogg fuel markets — which absorbed more than 80% of urban wood waste — has created a surplus of this material. The critically missing piece is a market link between high supply and unserved demand.

As a licensed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that accepts dry waste and construction & demolition (C&D) debris, CORDR began work on strategic planning and market analysis for a new business venture to process, warehouse, and sell reclaimed lumber. While some stores retail used building materials and lumber to the general public, this enterprise focuses on providing the frequency, quantity, and quality assurance standards needed to serve untapped markets. This reliable and sustainable waste recovery/recycling process fulfills the requirements of the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Materials and Resources, Construction Waste Management Credit.

Areas of Interest

  • Recycling & Reuse


  • Portland, Oregon
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