Recycling the Past


DATELINE:  BARNEGAT, NJ; ISSUED JUNE 19, 2002...More room for a mantle from an old Victorian, French doors from an old estate, gargoyles, and classic bar glass from the kind of neighborhood bar we all miss.  Recycling the Past, the region’s leading architectural salvage company has recently doubled their space to accommodate increased inventory in their fast-growing salvage business. 

Located on the New Jersey shore at 381 North Main Street in Barnegat, Recycling the Past has recently purchased the property adjacent to their existing display yard and showroom to expand their space from one acre to two acres.  This will accommodate their unique household and garden treasures that have been carefully salvaged and preserved. 

“We have always traveled all over the country to salvage rare architectural pieces and we have always catered to clients across the U.S.  But, with the recent birth of our website and many items available online, demand for our product has significantly increased fueling a need to vastly increase in our inventory,” noted Matthew White, founder of Recycling the Past.  “This expansion will help us accommodate our growing accumulation of eclectic and rare pieces that just can’t be found elsewhere.”


Recycling the Past specializes in collecting new items to stimulate the senses and trigger the imagination, harvesting treasures from cities and farms across the country. Because of their unique product, the company has most recently provided architectural pieces to MTV studios for use in a beach house set.  Bruce Springsteen and Martha Stewart have also acquired one-of-a-kind items from the company.


Founded in 1994, the family owned and operated Recycling the Past is a full-scale architectural salvage operation located in historic Barnegat, New Jersey.  Committed to excellence, Recycling the Past is proud of their ability to preserve America’s treasures and is a leading, dependable and reliable source for recycled architectural pieces.

Offering an eclectic variety of treasures such as: architectural antiques, mantles, stained glass windows, lighting fixtures (both inter

Recycling The Past - Architectural Salvage
381 North Main Street, Barnegat, NJ 08005

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