State Waste Exchanges

What is a waste exchange? A waste exchange is a formal or informal marketplace for materials that are often passed over as waste and subsequently landfilled. By setting up a brick and mortar space, a catalogue, or an online "storefront," waste exchange operators are able to find markets for materials so that they can be purchased or traded as a commodity. Some harder-to-market materials can be sourced for free. The bottom line is that waste exchanges help facilitate markets for recyclable materials and prevent further materials from being landfilled. The upside for buyers and sellers is an opportunity to gain from an exchange.

The following waste exchanges do not represent every exchange available in the south. We have compiled state specific waste exchanges for all eleven states. While some states have very mature infrastructure, other states have collaborated with neighbors to utilize that state's exchange. Therefore, each state may not have an exchange listed.

If you are a state or waste exchange representative and notice a major outlet missing, please contact for the list to be updated.



Alabama Biomass (Wood Waste) Exchange
ADECA-STE Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Contact: Clarence Mann
Phone: 334 242-5330
Fax: 334 242-0552
Services: Financial assistance, biomass exchange service, educational materials.


       Alabama Material Surplus Exchange
       Contact: Gilles Gutnecht
       Phone: 864-425-6733
       Web site:

Services: Manufacture/Buisness to post ads for surplus waste allowing other Manufacutrers/Buisness to obtain that waste avoiding the landfill


Arkansas Material Exchange Directory
Contact: Teresa Bechtel
Phone: 501 682-0609
Web site:

Services: ARMAX will help match up materials wanted with materials available.

Arkansas Wood Waste Exchange
Contact: Teresa Bechtel
Phone: 501 682-0609
Web site:

Arkansas Department of Economic Development (AEDC)
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact: Evan Brown
Phone: 501 682-7396
Fax: 501 682-2703
Web site:
Services: Lets visitors place ads for buying or selling used materials. Operates E-match, a market identifier for various materials; finds markets for industrial scrap materials. Publishes a bimonthly catalog containing listings for all types of nonhazardous and hazardous materials available for exchange from sources throughout the United States and some areas of Canada and Mexico; serves states in EPA Regions 5, 6, and 7.



Florida Waste Exchange
A Service of Environmental Research and Restoration Corp.
2848 North State Road #7
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954 967-0011
Fax: 954 989-3377
Services: A for-profit research service locating outlets for hazardous and non-hazardous waste; commonly handled non-hazardous wastes include drums and building materials.
Fees: Depends on commodity and amount of research required to find an outlet.

Industrial Materials Exchange, Inc.
1101 SW 2nd Avenue
Suite 234
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 800 541-9444
Fax: 407 995-7156



Georgia Industrial Materials Exchange
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Pollution Prevention Assistance Division
7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-651-5585 (800-685-2443)
Web site:
Services: Anyone may browse listings, but one-time registration is required to post or respond to a post. The service is free. "Materials Available" posts are limited to entities with a Georgia business address.



Kentucky Industrial Materials Exchange
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
420 Academic Building
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502 852-0965
800 334-8635, Ext. 0965
Fax: 502 852-0964
Web site:
Services: Home page lists materials handled, including municipal solid waste and industrial process waste; serves Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.



Transcontinental Materials Exchange
University of New Orleans
820 Engineering Bldg.
New Orleans, LA 70148
Services: Publishes a bimonthly catalog that lists materials available and wanted (along with business advertisements) including 11 standard categories, plus electronics and other miscellaneous products.
Fees: Listing materials in catalog is free, but a catalog subscription fee is charged.



Mississippi currently utilizes the Tennessee Materials Exchange, as well as other nearby waste exchanges.


North Carolina

North Carolina WasteTrader
North Carolina DEQ, Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)
1639 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1639
Phone: 919 707-8100 or 877-623-6748

Web site:
Services: NC WasteTrader is a free waste exchange serving North Carolina. This is an actively managed exchange providing staffed assistance, matching post-industrial waste and surplus commodities with markets. NC DEACS also provides free, non-regulatory, onsite waste reduction technical assistance to North Carolina businesses. 

South Carolina

bullet South Carolina Materials Exchange
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
2600 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Web site:
**waste exchange is currently undergoing updates, please check back soon**
Services: Free service that seeks to reduce waste by facilitating the exchange of reusable materials by businesses, non-profit institutions and government.



bullet Tennessee Materials Exchange
193 Polk Ave, Suite C
Nashville, TN  37210
Web site:
Services: An electronic newsletter is delivered bi-monthly; serves Tennessee and its surrounding states; does not handle radioactive materials.
P.O. Box 110
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: 931-363-0950
Web site:
Services: Database of scrap and recyclable materials which include: batteries, computer and escrap, Foam, Glass and Fiberglass, metals, paper, plastic, rubber and textiles. Offers secondary listings and services for new and used equipment, waste collection and hauling, transportation services and an industry calendar. Fees: Charges monthly membership fee.



bullet Mid-Atlantic Consortium of Recycling and Economic Development Officials (MACREDO) Recycling Markets Directory Search
Web site:
Services: MACREDO's compilation of recycling facilities in the region presented in the form of a searchable database. Users can search the database for entries based on business name, location, commodity group, or facility type.
bullet Waste Exchange Center of Southwest Virginia (ExCeS)
Radford University Environmental Management Assistance Program
P.O. Box 6953
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540 831-5453
Fax: 540 831-6735
Web Site:


Regional Exchanges:

bullet Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX)
PO Box 960
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Phone: 800 441-7949
Fax: 850 386-4321
Web site:
Services: Catalog, published twice a year, contains listings for all types of materials; information clearinghouse for industry provides information concerning solid and hazardous waste management; an electronics
equipment exchange.
bullet Industrial Material Exchange Service
PO Box 19276, MC#24
1021 North Grand Avenue, East, #24
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Contact: Diane McClain
Phone: 573 751-4919
Fax: 573 635-3486
Web site:
Services: Publishes a bimonthly catalog that contains listings for all types of nonhazardous and hazardous materials available for exchange from sources throughout the United States and some areas of Canada and Mexico; serves states in EPA Regions 5, 6, and 7.
bullet Resource Exchange Network (RENEW)
EPA Region 5 Resource
Web site:
Services: RENEW allows you to see materials available at a facility, or post your own materials. Facilities who post materials can avoid disposal costs, and possibly reduce their regulatory burden. Searching available materials helps you find materials for your facility at a reduced cost, often free.
bullet Recycler's Exchange
Web site:
Services: The Recycler's Exchange is a member based world wide information exchange designed for companies and individuals who BUY / SELL / TRADE goods and commodities.
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