The salvage business has a rich history, dating back to the mid 1600s, when Albrecht von Treileben was contracted by King Gustavus Adolphus, of Sweden to salvage the warship Vasa, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Throughout history, ships were salvaged if they contained valuable materials or artifacts that could be retrieved and resold.

Salvage today is no longer reserved for maritime activities but is now used for junk removal. As American rapper Macklemore says in his hit song Thrift Stop, “One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come-up (bargain).”

Broken, slightly damaged or whole, salvage is yet another alternative to junk going to a landfill.

What types of things may be salvaged?

  • Architectural items
  • Doors
  • Window frames
  • Crown mouldings
  • Mantels
  • Hardware
  • Tile
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Vintage clothes
  • Vintage linens and textiles
  • Broken jewelry
  • Pillows
  • Lamps
  • Chandeliers
  • Farm implements
  • Tools
  • Glass
  • Pottery
  • Tins

Call us at (828) 707-2407 and we’ll see what we can salvage. You might be surprised!