Recycling Information, Guidance, Liinks & Outlets

Recycling Information, Guidance, Liinks & Outlets

Plastics, compacted and bundled for recycling
bulletCar shredder - for scrap metal recyclingBatteries - Lead acid, NiCd, Etc. bulletFluorescent Lights Information Page bulletFluorescent Lamp & Ballast Recycling Services bulletMercury Recyclers  

General Recyclers

(Is your firm not in the list? Click here to add your company to these lists)

bulletAlliance of Food Packaging Recyclers

Information and resources for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging recycling.

bulletBe SMART - Waste Reduction Web Site

Be SMART Website is a waste reduction site. SMART stands for Save Money And Reduce Trash. This site contains information related to waste reduction.

bulletBowling Green State University's Orphan Chemical Program bulletCalifornia Materials Exchange (CALMAX)
bulletChicago Board of Trade - Recyclable Exchange

The CBOT Recyclables Exchange is dedicated to the international trade of recyclable goods and requires registration.

bulletThe College and University Recycling Council (CURC)

The College and University Recycling Council (CURC) facilitates information exchange between institutions of higher education to learn about waste reduction, recycling and waste management issues.

bulletComputer Recycling - National Directory

A State, National and International Directory of agencies that facilitate donations of used computer hardware for schools and community groups.

bulletThe Compost Resource Page.

Information on composting and other waste reduction technologies.

bulletCuyahoga County Solid Waste District Recycling guide

Includes an extensive Recycling guide, with lists of recyclers in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

bulletEnviroworld Waste Exchange List

List of waste exchanges throughout N. America

bulletGlobal Recycling Network

A comprehensive Internet recycling information resource. Includes recycling directories, a reference library on recycling, a stock page, and a Glossary of Recycling Terms listing hundreds of terms commonly used in the recycling industry.

bulletInstitute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

ISRI is composed of over 1,600 industry member companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, and textiles. Members also include suppliers of equipment and services to the industry.  

bulletInternet Recycling Guide

This recycling guide provides a starting point for consumers in the USA and Canada searching the net for recycling information. The information is for residential household materials and quantities.

bulletInternet Consumer Recycling Guide

A starting point for consumers searching the net for recycling information. Inlcudes information on hard to recycle materials.

bulletIowa Waste Reduction Center

The IWRC provides services such as on-site reviews, pollution prevention solutions, compliance assistance and comprehensive resources for many industries. The IWRC also maintains a waste exchange for the State of Iowa.


Metropolitan Toronto Metroworks provides information on recycling, solid waste management, water efficiency, composting and public consultation.

bulletNational Association for Plastic Container Recycling

Information and resources for recycling Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) packaging.

bulletNational Oil Recyclers Association (NORA) (Note: this link is not working at present - but I'm hoping it's a temporary problem)

NORA encourages and promotes the proper recycling of used oil, oil filters, used antifreeze, and other automotive and industrial materials through education and the development of legislation. Information about memberships, conferences, and regulatory alerts is available at this site.

bulletNational Wood Recycling Directory

The National Wood Recycling Directory is produced by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service (USFS).

bulletThe Northeast Ohio Orphan Chemical Exchange Program

The Orphan Chemical Exchange Program links business, industries and academic institutions in order to exchange usable chemicals before they become wastes.

bulletNew Hampshire Materials Exchange


bulletOhio EPA Office of Pollution Prevention Recycling Lists

Recycling information compiled by the Ohio EPA Office of Pollution Prevention. Includes information on recycling antifreeze, batteries, computers, fluorescent lamps, freons and CFC's, mercury, motor oil, motor oil Bottles, construction debris, plastics, wood and more. Also links to Ohio Waste Exchanges.

bulletThe Ohio Dept of Natural Resources - Recycle Ohio

The ODNR Recycle Ohio site provides information on recycling, recycled-content products, recycling markets, market development and recycling publications.

Replaces the ORICS site which has been discontinued

bulletPEP National Directory of Computer Recycling Programs

List of national computer recycling programs.

bulletPolystyrene Recycling locations

A national recycling directory for polystyrene recyclers. The directory is provided by the PolyStyrene Packaging Council (PSPC).

bulletRecycling Data Network

A listing of over 25,000 recycling agencies, firms and professionals in North America.  

bulletRecycling Manager

Lists current U.S. market prices of various recycled materials, for example: Recycling Manager, Prices to Office

bulletRecycler's World

Provides information relating to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used and surplus items or materials and collectible items. Includes listing of exchange services and publications.

bulletRoanoke Valley, VA - DON'T THROW IT AWAY -- GIVE IT AWAY!
No longer operating an exchange (Update August 2005)
The RVRA Waste Market is a public service of the Roanoke Valley Resource
Authority. If you have usable items in good condition, such as paint, driveway
sealer, batteries, cleaners, antifreeze, wood preservatives, paint stripper, pool
chemicals, photographic chemicals or other similar items that are no longer of use to you, the Waste Market is the place to go. Click here to add your entry.

bulletRot Web

This site is dedicated to the art of home composting.

bulletScrap Tire Management Association

Includes information and statistics on tire recycling and a Recycled Rubber Products Catalog. A division of the Rubber Management Association.

bulletSolid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Information on municipal solid waste management. Of P2 interest is coverage of recycling issues.

bulletSurplus & Scrap Wood Products Exchange Directory

The Surplus & Scrap Wood Products Exchange Directory is a waste exchange that provides a way for wood shops, furniture manufacturers and sawmills, etc. large and small, to conserve resources, increase wood utilization and increase profits.

bulletUnited States Environmental / Recycling Hotline

The U.S. Environmental / Recycling Hotline is a directory of local recycling centers located throughout the U.S.   The system allows you to search by geographic region, zip code and material type. A good first stop for finding centers in your local area that accept basic recyclables such as paper, metal, plastic, auto parts, etc.

bulletWaste Prevention World

An online, searchable database of waste reduction information provided by the California Integrated Waste Management board. It includes a collection of useful Waste Reduction Clip-art.

bulletWASTE WI$E - (U.S. EPA)

The U.S. EPA WasteWi$e program is designed to assist businesses in taking cost-effective actions to reduce solid waste in each of three areas: Waste prevention, Recycling collection, and Buying or manufacturing recycled products.


Provided by the West Virginia Library Comission and office of conservation and litter control.

bulletWorld Resource Foundation Archive

This web site maintains a comprehensive infomration service on the following waste management options: reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, dispose), and other source material.

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