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Reclaimed foam board in Pacific NW?

frasca | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Hi all – I’ve been convinced by this site that for  any projects involving rigid foam board, reclaimed stock is the way to go for reasons of cost and embedded energy.

Does anybody recommend any outfits in the Seattle area that carry it? I’d imagine that somebody is salvaging polyiso and other boards from commercial/roofing projects, but a quick Google search didn’t give me much insight into who they are!


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    Dana Dorsett | | #1

    This search sometimes turns up ads from an outfit in Kent selling pallet-loads of used roofing polyiso in 4' x 8' or sometimes 4' x 4' sheets at a decent price point, but it didn't show up just now:

    I don't remember the name of that company.

  2. gary__b | | #2

    Of no help, but I feel your pain. I have yet to find any around Portland, either.

    1. Expert Member
      Dana Dorsett | | #3
  3. frasca | | #4

    Thanks Dana. I’ll squat on that craigslist search for a bit.

    1. Expert Member
      BILL WICHERS | | #5

      You might try a few other search strings too. I’ve sometimes gotten hits with “rigid foam” or “polyiso” that don’t come up when searching for “rigid insulation”.

      In my area, there are several places that seem to work with rigid foam as a side buisness. They get a truckload or two every so often, then they go dark for a few months until they get another load. Sometimes it’s reclaimed material, sometimes they’ll have manufacturer seconds.


  4. RussMill | | #6

    Also Craigslist search "insulation" will hit on alot of fiberglass but, MANY times rigid will have 4 or 5 ads

  5. vivian_girard | | #7

    In my area (Boston), I have had some good luck in the past by doing a Craigslist search with the word "polyiso"

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