On an average day, Urban Ore prevents nearly 20 tons of waste from entering local landfills.

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Holiday Reuse Gifts Made Locally

Featured businesses from our store's Holiday Reuse Gift Showcase. Find out where to buy their products here. Support local business, save the planet, AND find unique holiday gifts - that's called a triple-win! more

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Urban Ore Canvas Bags! ONLY $5!! Made in the U.S.A. from 100% Organic Cotton

Back in stock by popular demand!  Urban Ore canvas bags are proudly made in the U.S.A. from 100% organic cotton.  ONLY $5!  Now that Alameda... more

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Yes! Urban Ore sells clothing!

Ever since our lovely employee Erica took on our clothing department, it looks better than ever! She combs through daily shipments of clothing and hand... more

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Getting to 90% Diversion or Better in Berkeley

Urban Ore’s design team has proposed a rebuild of our 1983-vintage transfer station.  It was designed to feed a garbage burner that was never built,... more

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Bioconversion - Garbage In, Garbage Out

There are many nuances in the new garbage-to-energy initiatives. In May a conference is coming to San Francisco put on by the new wave of... more

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Put a little color in your life!

Move into a new apartment? Have a large loft that has bare walls? A fan of classic prints or original weirdo outsider art? Well the... more

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Read about Urban Ore in The New York Times!

We are pleased to announced that we were recently featured in The New York Times! The article, written by Hank Pellissier, gives a quick breakdown... more

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