Commerce on the River: Demolicious
Dianne Anderson launched Demolicious in 2000, creating a public drop-off site for everything but the kitchen sink. Well actually, Demolicious will take kitchen sinks. It will take anything but household garbage, hazardous materials or chemicals. Anything else is fair game, but mostly the business receives construction waste. Clients can drop off their trash for a fee or rent a roll-off, which is a large waste container Demolicious will drop off empty and pick up when filled.
Materials get sorted and separated. Wood, for example, gets grouped together and ground into wood chips. What can be recycled is recycled. The business has many repeat customers, especially contractors who use it often, as well as one-time users who wish to discard things like old furniture.
Being located near the St. Louis River is not of particular importance to Demolicious, but operating on the edge of a neighborhood in an industrial zone near the Central Avenue I-35 entry/exit provides convenience to customers.
Demolicious has four employees, three who work in the field and one driver. Its website and marketing materials lightheartedly poke fun at their trashy business, and it seems they have found a unique market position in Duluth.
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