On an average day, Urban Ore prevents nearly 20 tons of waste from entering local landfills.
Stumped for a Father's Day gift?
Whether he’s a reader, tinkerer, fashionisto, collector, gardener, sportsman, cook, or artist, with three acres of reusable goods…. we’ve got you covered. more
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
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
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
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
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
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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