From B-52 bombers to big oil tankers, passenger cars to cruise missiles, follow the dismantling of our largest structures and discover their unusual after-life.
Imaginative entrepreneurs have found new and innovative uses for every single component of the railroads, from tracks and ties to the trains themselves.
Discover the unusual after-life of millions of autos sent to the boneyard every year due to old age, obsolescence, or lack of parts.
Thousands of combat and military support vehicles face brutal wear and tear brought on by harsh conditions. Watch as the Abrams tank is completely rebuilt, TOW missiles are disassembled and recycled, and surplus tanks are used as live-fire targets.
Criminals end up in human boneyards called prisons, but the weapons & tools of the crimes end up in an assortment of other boneyards. Discover the unusual fate that awaits these items--some used to fight crime, others creating good from the ruins of evil.
A great ship that has reached the end of its useful life is often destroyed in weapons testing or cut up for scrap. Watch a salvage operation save battleships sunk during Pearl Harbor--and discover ships that are purposely sunk to become living reefs.
Mining is one of the oldest endeavors of man. Incredibly, a former uranium mine is now a world-famous health spa. A giant smelting facility has been transformed into a world class golf course.
Electronic devices of the past, once worn and obsolete were tossed aside. Today, many of them are being recycled for the precious metals they contain--reborn into new forms and re-electrified with new life! See where it all takes place.
New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras, spicy food, jazz and cemeteries. But in 2005, Hurricane Katrina transformed the face of the city forever. 1,500 people died & thousands were left praying for rescue. It was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
Discover the after-life of garbage. The average American throws out over four pounds of trash per day, nearly 300 million tons annually. Examine their unusual second chance at life as new products are recycled from garbage.
With American cities rapidly growing, thousands of buildings must be destroyed in order to be raised up again. These structures and their internal components will be transformed and recycled, including concrete, brick, steel, plumbing, insulation & glass.