Make it rain.

Calling all lovers of fun, creativity, competition, community gatherings, local music, local food, and local beer! We ask you to pray, dance, howl, chant, or whatever else you can do to scrub our air of smoke before next Saturday – preferably sooner! If we prevail, we invite you to join us for a collective deep breath at SponCon on Saturday, September 16. Team slots are full, but we’re still seeking SponCon volunteers. Sign up!

In case you haven’t heard, Haz Waste Days aren’t happening this year. Missoula County is focusing on building a permanent haz waste facility for year-round collection of household hazardous waste. Having a local haz waste facility will be a great step forward on Missoula’s pathway to Zero Waste, which calls for reducing the toxicity as well as the quantity of our waste stream. We take good latex paint every day!

Honoring work.

Work is hard. That’s why it’s called work. We honor the hard work that each ReSourcerer does every day to keep materials out of the dump and at work in our community. We honor the hard work of all Missoulians and people everywhere. We honor the hard work of those who came before us and gave us the weekend to look forward to. We hope you all have a great long weekend.

We will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

See you on Tuesday!

In the meantime, volunteer for SponCon! Sign up here.

Thank you for your service!

Alexa working with students a 2017 ZWAP! field tripNext week we say farewell to Alexa, our 2016-2017 Energy Corps service member. Alexa rocked ZWAP! – our Zero Waste Ambassadors Program, delivering a fun, action-packed educational adventure and leaving us equipped to make it even better next year. Lucky for Missoula, Alexa is sticking around as a teacher at the Missoula Community School where she will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of young Missoulians. Thank you for your service, Alexa! If you or anyone you know is interested in following in Alexa’s footsteps, applications are being accepted for our 2017-2018 Energy Corps position in partnership with MCPS!

We’re looking for help for SponCon! If you like to help with fun activities, move stuff, paint signs, or otherwise help make the party happen, please get in touch! We’re signing up volunteers for tasks starting now through the Sunday after SponCon. You will be appreciated in many ways. Give us a ring or drop an email at volunteer@homeresource.org.

Sale on.

Our BIG SALE has hit its stride. 50% off doors, windows, sinks, toilets, cabinets, lighting, and paint through Sunday. Come on down for a screaming deal!

Then join us on Wednesday 8/23 from 5-8 p.m. to tell us all about all your new projects at our Community UNite at the Kettlehouse Northside Taproom. We’ll be playing twister, Home ReSource-style, and toasting efforts to build a more vibrant and sustainable local economy. Turns out they also build community! RSVP on our Facebook event page.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to get your hands dirty while moving Missoula toward Zero Waste, considering helping out with the Green Team at the River City Roots Fest next weekend. Here’s the simple sign up form – look for the Green Team and sign up today!

BIG SALE starts Monday!

As you can see by Jordan’s face, we are very excited about our BIG SALE happening every day next week.

This sale is for select departments: doors, windows, sinks, toilets, cabinets, lighting, and paint. Sales discounts apply to those departments only.

Monday – 10% off
Tuesday – 20% off
Wednesday – 30% off
Thursday – 40% off
Friday – 50% off
Saturday – 50% off
Sunday – 50% off

No holds, please. Cash & carry.

Thank you, Missoulians, for your materials donations. What we do is only possible because of you. This sale is a celebration of your generosity and an opportunity to fast track this stuff back to work in our community. See you soon!

Fair thee well.

These “Doodads” by Deborah Scott are just a little taste of the awesome stuff you’ll find in the Creative Reuse Department next week at the 2017 Western Montana Fair.

The Fair opens on Tuesday, August 8 at 5 p.m. as do the doors of the Home Arts building where all of the creative reuse exhibits will be on display.

We hope to see you there!

Volunteers rule!

For the 3rd summer in a row we’ve been happy to partner with Youth Homes to provide a summer volunteer opportunity for a group of young men and Youth Homes Day Program staff. We are grateful for all their hard work in service to reuse!

Do you know of a group that may want to volunteer at Home ReSource in the store or for SponCon? Email volunteer@homeresource.org to get connected. We’re also still seeking volunteers for the Fair. Email alexa@homeresource.org to get on board with the Creative Reuse Department.

Creative Reuse exhibitors wanted!

The Creative Reuse Department returns to the Fair starting August 8th and Home ReSource is again leading the charge. If you make cool stuff from reused materials, we want you to show it off! We know you’re out there and we know you have sweet creations. Show Missoula what’s possible with reused materials! Read the department guidelines and register (online until July 28 at the Fair office until August 2).

Did you know Fair volunteers get sweet stuff like free tickets to the demolition derby, an all-day carnival ride pass, Fair Food bucks, and more? If you want to volunteer with the Creative Reuse Department, please contact Alexa at alexa@homeresource.org.

Exhibitors Wanted!

for the Creative Reuse Department.

The Creative Reuse Department returns to the Fair and Home ReSource is again leading the charge. If you make cool stuff from reused materials, we want you to show it off! We know you’re out there and we know you have sweet creations. Show Missoula what’s possible with reused materials! Read the department guidelines and register online.

Here’s one example of a creation that would make a great entry: The folks at HJEM grabbed some Merc wood from Home ReSource, welded up a metal frame, and made a super sweet table. The Creative Reuse Department has five divisions including furniture, jewelry, art & sculpture, and more.