About Us

We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!

About Us

Carrie Bachelder, Founder & CEO

Board of Directors

David Fisher, Chairman of the Board
John Stalp, Secretary
Patrick Gaffaney, Treasurer

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Description of The Away Station

The Away Station’s (TAS) mission is Zero Waste in Marin, San Francisco Bay Area and modeling for other municipalities and countries to attain Zero Waste. The Away Station does this by creating MarketPlaces for building materials to be ReUsed, RePaired, RePurposed, ReSalvaged and ReSold, to keep building materials and more out of the landfill.

The Away Station is Marin's only ReUse facility, providing A Way for builders, Artists, homeowners, DYIers, apartment managers, (everyone) to donate and find ReClaimed Building Materials, Furniture, Treasures, Art Supplies, etc. The Away Station (TAS ) is a SocialProfit Corp (501c3) located with a 100 year old, employee owned ForProfit Business - Fairfax Lumber and Hardware Store in Fairfax. Our salvaged materials include 100's of doors, windows, lighting, hardware, pipes and plumbing fixtures, landscaping materials, housewares, hard furniture, Art and art supplies, and misc eclectic treasures.

The mission of THE AWAY STATION is to serve the community in it’s commitment to a Zero Waste lifestyle, by providing a convenient facility and services for the collection and redistribution of the by-products of our consumption (or unwanted materials), while educating the public on best practices for reuse, reduction, redesign and recycling and creating fulfilling green collar jobs and training opportunities.

My commitment in the world is to create Zero waste systems, starting with the San Francisco Bay Area, to our culture.
I do this by creating marketplaces for building materials to be incorporated into re-use and re-purposing of building materials, furniture

"My passion is creating MarketPlaces for building materials to be ReUsed, RePaired, RePurposed, ReSalvaged and ReSold."
~ Carrie Bachelder
Executive Director & Founder, The Away Station

http://www.theawaystation.org

The Away Station’s (TAS) mission is Zero Waste in Marin, San Francisco Bay Area and modeling for other municipalities and countries to attain Zero Waste. The Away Station does this by creating MarketPlaces for building materials to be ReUsed, RePaired, RePurposed, ReSalvaged and ReSold, to keep building materials and more out of the landfill.

Strategic Partners

Partners-1

GreenLynx Deconstruction Contractors

Partners-4

ZeroWaste Marin

Partners-2

Fairfax Lumber

Partners-3

Marin Builders Association (MBA)

Testimonials from our TAS clients

Let me be the first to tell you that I have tried almost reclaimed building materials stores. And, every time I have failed. Well, TAS was a totally different way of seeing things. And, I am now in the second stage of my pet project and have not failed so far. 

 

What can I say? I was once a person with no meaning in life. My life was empty and I felt like a loser. A close friend of mine gave me a link to TAS and my life is suddenly a life full of purpose. I have never felt this way before and I recommend it to all people I meet on my path to becoming 100% green.

 

A bright light in the shape of a ecologically sustainable life changed me as a whole. I have had success in my past life, but now I know it was the wrong kind of success. Right now, I am able to levitate 11 inches and I plan to reach 20 inches before the new year.