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Materials Exchanges

Materials Exchanges - Materials exchanges facilitate the exchange of materials or wastes from one party, which has no use for that material, to another party that views the materials as a valuable commodity. These facilities foster waste reduction efforts through the reuse of materials, thus eliminating the need to process the materials for recovery or disposal. These facilities are not regulated by the DEC.

The Reuse Marketplace (see "Links leaving DEC's Web site" at right) is a free regional network to find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that
would otherwise be disposed as trash. Businesses, institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations in the states of Connecticut, Delaware,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont can become members by creating free accounts and posting listings for available items. Members may also post detailed wanted listings, specifying the type(s) of items they need. While anyone can browse and access the posted items, only members can post items to offer. Actual exchange transactions are carried out directly between interested parties.

The Reuse Marketplace site administrator is The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC). Additional states and businesses are invited to participate in and support our effort. Please contact Lynn Rubinstein at lynn@nerc.org, 802-254-3636 for more information.

List of Waste Exchange Programs
Company Contact Tel./FAX/E-MAIL/WEB Material
Alaska Materials Exchange
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501-2617
Ms. Tee Little 907-269-7586
907-269-7600
tlittle@envircon.state.ak.us
Various.
Alberta Recycle Info Line
5th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2J6
Betty Gray 780-427-6982
780-422-5120
gov.ab.ca/env/waste/aow
Various (Materials wanted only).
American Plastics Exchange, Inc.
19150 Park Avenue
Wayzata, MN 55391-3061
Bert Foster 800-746-2739
952-544-1100
http://www.apexq.com
Online Database of Post Industrial & Consumer Plastics.
American Salvage
9200 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33147
Terry Waldron 305-691-2455
www.AmericanSalvage.com
Building Materials,, Office Furniture, Supplies, Household Goods.
AmeriCares
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
800-486-HELP
203-972-0116
www.americares.org
Medicines and Medical Supplies.
ARCO & BP Investment Recovery
P. O. Box 196612
Anchorage, AK 99516
Adam Heath 907-659-4205
907-659-4369
pbusurplusteamleader@bp.com
Art From Scrap
302 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cay Sanchez 805-884-0459
805-884-1879
afs@rain.ora
Manufactured By-Products; Business Overruns, Various Materials for Art & Education.
Arts & Scraps
17820 E. Warren
Detroit, MI 48224
Peg Upmeyer 313-640-4411
805-640-4422
Industrial Scraps as Art Materials.
Association for Resource Conservation
9 Bittersweet Court
Centerport, NY 11721
Julie Sullivan 516-757-0894
516-757-0896
arclink@Juno.com
Surplus and Used Industrial & Commercial Materials.
Beyond Waste
607 West Sierra Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931
Joel Fox 707-792-2555
www/sonic.net/-precycle
precycle@sonic.ne
Used Building Materials.
British Columbia Materials Exchange (BCMEX)
225 Smithe St., Suite 201
Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7
Caroline Mackinson 604-683-6009
604-683-7255
www.rcbc.bc.ca
rcbc@rcbc.bc.ca
All Types of Materials.
Building Materials Exchange
169 Lewiston Rd.
Gray, ME 04039
Kathleen Scott 207-657-2957
207-657-5910
Building Materials, Paint, Furniture, Appliances, Hardware.
Building Materials Exchange
61 B Lebanon Road
Sanford, ME 04073
Kathleen Scott 207-324-4574 Building Materials.
Business Material Exchange of Wisconsin
Suite 100
136 West Grand Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
Susan Angell 800-364-3233
608-364-1161
www.bmex.org
info@brmex.org
California Waste Exchange
Dept. of Toxic Substance Control
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 9581-20806
Ken Payne 916-327-4502
916-322-1003
KPAYNE@DTSC.CA.GOV
Hazardous Materials.
Canadian Chemical Exchange
900 Blondin Street
Ste-Adele, Quebec J8B2R1
Philippe LaRoche 800-561-6511
450-229-5344
Chemicals, Resins, Solvents, Pharmaceuticals, Etc.
Carpel Video
429 East Patrick Street
Frederic, MD 21701
Andy Carpel 800-238-4300
301-694-9510
www.carpelvideo.com
Used Videotapes.
Colorado Materials Exchange (COMEx)
Univ. of Colorado - Boulder
Campus Box 207
Boulder, CO 80309-0207
Jack Debell 303-492-8307
303-492-1897
www.colorado.edu
debell@spot.color
Community Resource Center
412 Metroplex Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Laura Ellen Truelove 615-781-1036
615-781-1037
crc@telalink.net
New/Used Goods, Furniture, Equipment, Office Supplies, Non-Hazardous Materials.
Computers for Schools
Suite 30
470 Nautilaus Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
800-939-6000
619-456-9918
www.detwiler.org
info@detwiler.org
Computers, Monitors, Printers, & Peripherals. National Program.
Costume Collection
17th Floor
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Gregory A. Poplyk 212-989-5855
212-206-0922
costume@tdf.org
Costume & Period Clothing.
Creative Re-Use/North Bay
P.O. Box 1802
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1802
Susan Richter 707-546-3340 All Types Business Waste Materials Equipment & Supplies For Arts and Education.
Direct Relief International
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3251
Anthoula Randopoulos 805-964-4767
805-681-4838
800-676-1638
DRI@rain.org
Medical Supplies, Equipment (new & used) & Pharmaceuticals.
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
6713 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
Judy Ellsworth 510-547-6470
510-655-6536
Art and Educational Materials for Creative Reuse - School Projects.
ERC Community Warehouse, Inc.
21428 NY 22
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Steve Davis 518-686-7540
518-686-7863
Erccw@aol.com
Household Furniture, Appliances, Office Equipment & Furniture, Miscellaneous.
Florida Waste Exchange
2848 N. State Road #7
Hollywood, FL 33021
Maurice Baum 954-967-0011
954-989-3377
1-877-663-5336
glamol@bellsouth.
Garbage Reincarnation
Box 1375
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Brian Belsardi 707-795-3660
707-792-2565
www.garbage.org
Gifts In Kind International
333 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-2121
703-549-1481
www.giftsinkind.org
Building Supplies, Office Equipment & Supplies, Clothing.
Goodwill Industries International
9200 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-530-6500
301-530-1516
www.goodwill.org
Household Goods and Clothing.
GreenDisk
Suite 100
16398 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
Joan Beschen 425-883-9165
425-883-0425
jbeschen@greendisk.com
Used Software Packages, Computer Disks, CDS, Videos & Tapes.
Hawaii Materials Exchange
P.O. Box 121
Wailuku, HI 96793
Joy Webster 808-572-6668
808-572-4817
www.himex.org
sjoy@maui.net
All Types of Materials.
Hippo Hardware and Trading Company
1040 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Steve Oppenheim 503-213-1444 Hardware, Lighting, Plumbing, House Parts.
Industrial Material Exchange Service
1021 North Grand Ave., East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794- 9276
Diane Shockey 217-782-0450
217-782-9142
epa8605@epa.state.il.us
All Types of Materials - Hazardous & Non-Hazardous.
Interchange Materials Exchange Service
Hamilton Co. Env. Services
250 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Holly Miller 513-946-7705
holly.miller@does.hamilton-co.org
Non-Hazardous Materials.
Los Angeles County Materials Exchange
900 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Robert C. Barker 626-458-5167
626-458-3593
http://dpw.co.la.ca.us/epd/
lacomax/
Mahoning Valley Materials Exchange
Youngstown University CERTT
1 University Place
Youngstown, OH 44555
Marcia Barr 330-742-2742
330-742-1542
certt@hotmail.com
All Types.
Maine Materials Exchange
93 Maquoit Drive
Freeport, ME 04032
Harold E. Arndt 207-865-6621
207-865-6478
harndt@max.com
h.arndt@juno.com
All Types of Materials.
Reusable & Recyclable Commodities.
Maryland Food Bank
241 Franklintown Road
Baltimore, MD 21223
Bill Ewing 410-947-0404
410-947-1853
wewing@secondharvest.org
All Grocery Products.
MAT-EX - GLOW Solid Waste
420 E. Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Peggy Grayson 800-836-1154
716-344-4037
glow@eznet.net
Non-Hazardous Reusable Materials.
Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Harriet Taub, Director 718-729-3001
718-729-3941
info@mfta.org
All Types Except Clothing, Beds and Bedding.
Minnesota Materials Exchange Alliance
Suite 207
1313 5th Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414-4504
E. Hudson/B. Nesheim 612-627-4555
612-627-4769
www.mnexchange.org
All Types - Non-Residential.
Montana Materials Exchange
MSU Extension Service
P.O. Box 173580
Bozeman, MT 59717
M. Vogel/Lara Dando 406-994-3451
406-994-5417
montana.edu/wwwated/mme
uedld@Montana.Edu
Non-Hazardous Reusable Materials.
Morris Co. MUA's Material Exchange Program
P. O. Box 370
Mendham, NJ 07945- 0370
Laura Macpherson 973-829-8006
973-285-8397
greengal@njhazwaste.com
NAEIR
Suite 111
315 South 48th Street
Tempe, AR 85281
Cruz Ramos, Vice President of Corporate Relations 800-289-4551
602-736-0417
car@naeir.org
Many Types.
Nebraska Materials Exchange Program
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
3201 Pioneers Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68502
Jane Polson 800-486-4562
402-486-4563
www.knb.org
jpolson@knb.org
All Types of Materials.
New Hampshire Materials Exchange
122 Main St.
Concord, NH 03301
Mark Toussaint 603-224-1517
603-224-2872
exchange@wastecapnh.org
www.wastecapnh.or
Any Materials.
NY WasteMatch
c/o NYC Center for Material Reuse (NYCCMR)
City College of New York
Steinman Hall, Rm 184
140th Street & Convent Avenue
NY, NY 10031
Ben Rose
General Manager
NYCCMR & NY WasteMatch
212-650-8896
info@wastematch.org
www.wastematch.org
Various Materials.
NJ Industrial Waste Information Exchange
216 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
William Payne 609-989-7888
609-989-9696
www.njchamber.com
Nova Scotia Materials Exchange
P.O. Box 2528
Station M
Halifax, NS B3J 3N5
902-420-3467
902-424-5334
clean.ns.ca/materials- exchange/wxh.
cns@clean.ns.ca
Ohio's Materials Exchange
P. O. Box 70
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Diane Mellinger 888-718-6639
614-397-7124
tryomex@aol.com
Olmsted County Materials Exchange
2122 Campus Drive, S.E.
Rochester, MN 55904-4744
Jack Stansfield 507-285-8231
507-287-2320
olmstedcounty.com/public
works/solidwastereduction/wr
All Types of Materials.
Ontario Waste Materials Exchange
63 Polson St., 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1A4
Victoria Heppell 416-778-4199
416-778-5624
www.owe.org
owe@oceta.on.ca
All Materials.
Orphan Chemical Recycling Program
Bowling Green State Univ.
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Dave Heinlen 419-372-2173
419-372-2194
bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/
orphmain.htm
daveh@bgnet.bgsu.
Portland Chemical Consortium P. O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207- 0751
Larry Pardun 503-725-4273
503-725-3888
adm.pdx.edu/user/pcc
Laboratory Chemicals.
ProMax
Ecology Action
P.O. Box 1188
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1188
Victor Aguiar 831-426-5925
831-425-1404
promax@ecoact.org
Clean, Reusable Items and Materials.
RAFT - Resource Area for Teachers
638 West California Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Mary Simon 408-524-9780
408-524-9788
www.raft.net
For Reuse Schools/Non-Profits.
Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA)
2420 South Industrial Highway Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-662-6288
734-662-7749
hvcn.org/info/ecaa/RAA.htlm
Building Materials, Office Furniture & Household Goods.
Recycle North
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Tom Longstreth
Executive Director
802-658-4143
802-658-0543
rnorth@together.net
Household Items, Furniture, Computers, Electronics, Appliances.
Rejuvenation House Parts
1100 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Bill Serdar 503-238-1900
503-230-2656
salvage@rejuvenation.com
Doors, Windows, Tubs, Sinks, Hardware, Lighting, Architect.
Renew Resource Exchange
Auckland Reg. Council
Private Bag 920
Auckland, New Zealand
Jocelyn Rennie 640-936-2000
640-936-2155
arc.govt.nz/eviron/waste/157
jrennie@arc.govt.
Various.
RENEW - MC 112
Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Hope Castillo 512-239-3171
512-239-3165
hcastill@tnrcc.state.tx.us
All Types of Materials.
Reuse Development Organization, Inc. (ReDO)
P.O. Box 441363
Indianapolis, IN 46244
317-631-5395
317-631-5396
www.redo.org
info@redo.org
Clearinghouse for all Types of Materials.
ReUze Building Centre
1210 Birchmount Road
Unit 1A
Scarborough, Ontario M1P2C3
Bob Sawatsky, President 416-750-4000
416-750-4343
reuze@istar.ca
Used Building Materials.
San Luis Obispo Education Resources Exchange
1649 17th Street
Los Osos, CA 93402
Mary Reeder 805-528-5402
805-528-5402
mer7@juno.com
Reuse for Schools - Non-Profit.
Saskatchewan Waste Materials Exchange
515 Henderson Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N5XI
Cindy Jackson 306-787-9388
306-787-8811
Jackson@src.sk.ca
306 787-2295 #3
Scrap Exchange
1058 West Club Blvd.
Northgate Mall
Durham, NC 27701
Pat Hoffman 919-286-2559 Various Materials for Art and Education, Reusable Industrial Waste.
SCRAPBOX
581 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Karen Ensminger 734-994-4420 Recyclable Items for Kids' Crafts.
Second Harvest
Suite 4
116 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Business Development Dept. 800-771-2303
312-263-4357
dmkeegan@secondharvest.org
Food and Grocery Products.
Sonoma County Materials Exchange
Room 117A
575 Administration Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Karina Chilcott 707-565-3668
707-565-3701
www.recyclenow.org/sonomax/
sonomax@ap.net
South Dayton Waste Exchange 3848 Ellsworth Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Chris Halley 937-429-5998
937-429-5998
www.sdwe.com
sdwe@infinet.com
Various.
South Carolina Waste Exchange
Route l, Box 388A
Prosperity, SC 29127
Dough Woodson 803-364-1008
803-364-0667
Southeast Waste Exchange
UNC Charolotte,
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223 0001
Maxie L. May, Director 704-547-2270
704-547-3178
mlmay@email.uncc.edu
All Types of Materials.
Southeast Minnesota Recycler's Exchange
SEMREX Olmstead Co. PW
2122 Campus Dr.
Rochester, MN 55904
Terra Johnson, Director 507-252-0750
507-252-9536
www.semrex.com
Southern New England Materials Exchange
R.I. Resource Recovery Corp.
65 Shun Pike
Johnston, RI 02919-4512
David Goldberg 401-942-1430
401-946-5174
www.rirrc.org
recycle@loa.com
Various.
Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX)
P. O. Box 960
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Gene Jones 800-441-SWIX
850-386-4321
www.wastexchange.org
Tennessee Materials Exchange 105 Student Services Bldg.
University of Tenn.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0213
Richard Buggeln 423-974-3018
423-974-1528
buggeln@utk.edu
All Materials.
The Millennium Exchange, Ltd.
P. O. Box 4875
Annapolis, MD 21403
William Barkley 410-280-2080
410-280-0025
www.mmex.com
trade@mmex.com
The Loading Dock, Inc.
2 N. Kresson St
Baltimore, MD 21224
Leslie Kirkland 410-558-3625
410-558-1888
www.loadingdock.org
Surplus Building Supplies.
The Interchange
Hamilton Co. Dept. Env. Ser.
250 William Howard Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219-2660
Holly Miller 513-333-4705
513-763-4614
Holly.Miller@does.hamilton-co.org
The Children's Museum RECYCLE Shop
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210-1034
Corey Smigliani 617-426-6500
617-426-1944
smigliani@bostonkids.org
dangelo@bostonkid
Arts, Crafts, Science, & Theatrical Supplies.
The Reuse People of Alameda Co., Inc.
2615 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Theodore C. Reiff 510-567-8525 Building Materials.
The ReStore
P. O. Box 885
Montpelier, VT 05601
Connie Leach Bisson 802-229-1930
recycle@sover.net
Commercial Surplus, Recycled Art & Education Supplies.
The Reuse People, Inc.
477 Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Theodore C. Reiff 619-427-0430
619-427-0020
Building Materials.
The Surplus Exchange
1107 Hickory
Kansas City, MO 64101
Rick Caplan 816-472-0444
816-472-8105
ricse@crn.org
Business Equipment, Computers.
Tri-State RE-use Center
3220 Western Pike
Hancock, MD 21750
Hope Cucina 301-678-5503
301-678-7841
homefire@nfis.com
United States Book Exchange
2969 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Jean Marie Zubal 216-241-6960
216-241-6966
http://www.usbe.com
jean@usbe.com
Used Books and Periodicals.
Ventura Co. Materials Exchange (VCMAX)
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
Lorraine Timmons 805-648-9226
805-648-9233
swmd@rain.org
Vermont Business Materials Exchange
P.O. Box 430
Newfane, VT 05345
Ellen Roffman, Manager 800-895-1930
802-365-7996
ppress@sover.net
All Types of Commercial & Industrial Wastes.
Wastewise
36 Armstrong Ave.
Georgetown, ON L7G 4R9
Debbie Smart 905-873-8122
905-873-8123
Reusable Materials.
Western Massachusetts Materials Exchange
Center for Ecological Tech.
26 Market Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Jim Desmond 413-586-7350
413-586-7351
cetnoho@aol.com
All Types of Materials.