Due to COVID-19 we are saddened to announce the scale back of our green initiative, 4 R World. We are still implementing our intent behind this project in our renovations and everyday lives and are continuing with sales at a smaller scale. We are only accepting donations from our clients with high potential to be sold and reused. We will no longer be accepting donations from the general public. Thank you for supporting us and our green initiatives and we hope that one day we will be able to return to full strength with 4 R World.
Blom Contracting is proud and excited to announce our new green initiative – 4 R World. As a general contracting company with a passion for the planet and the people that live on it, we are invested in finding innovative ways to reduce our footprint on this earth, in order to take care of our world, ourselves, and our next generations. Our ambition stems from all of the construction and renovation debris that we see everyday in jobs and projects that we complete. We believe there are too many reusable materials that end up in a landfill that don’t belong there. We want to help you complete your renovation – but we also want to help our planet, and now with the initiation of our program, we can do both.
4 R World represents the four “R’s” we believe in – Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, Restore. Construction and demolition “waste” materials such as wood, glass, metal, electrical fixtures, plumbing, insulation, ceramics, asphalt, concrete, gravel, bricks, and others are all ending up in landfills when alternatively we can give them a little R&R(&R&R) and give them a new home outside of a landfill. This is important to us because construction, demolition, and renovation waste make up 35% of our total global waste and we want to be a part of reducing it (Chen et al., 2018).
We are accepting donations from our clients, other contractors and trades, and the general public. If you think you have some materials that qualify for our program, or aren’t quite sure what you can donate, see our page How To Donate, or call us at 519-219-1000. If you are looking for some recycled materials, see our Recycling Store! We also support Habitat for Humanity, and support your decision to donate to them. If they don’t accept your donation, we will!
At Blom Contracting, we are 4 R World, and we believe that every small act will accumulate to make a big difference.