April Update

Welcome to the Ohio Materials Marketplace April update -

Keeping our members in the loop about upcoming events, program improvements, recently uploaded materials and marketplace performance. Here are a few highlights:

  • Several new materials have been added to the marketplace including: cured and uncured rubber, wire drawing lubricant, and more! 
  • 695 members are now on the Marketplace.
  • The marketplace has helped divert over 1680.45 tons (3,360,900 pounds) from the landfill! 
  • A Year 1 report will be made available soon.

To login to the marketplace click here
If you have questions about your username or password, please email Travis.Limbert@epa.ohio.gov

Record any recycling or reuse transactions that occurred with the help of the marketplace here

New Materials Available:


Global cooling has 3 pieces of 10’ X 3’ platform for sale.  The catwalk walkway is 32” from floor for an overall height is 62”.  The frame is composed of 1” square tubing frame.  

Company: Global tubing.
Location: 9000 Poston Road, Athens, Ohio, 45701
Suggested Uses: Reuse in industrial or retail setting, theater or stage prop.

More information here



    Cured Rubber

    160,000 pounds of cured rubber that has tape, mastic, clips, carrier and/or flock.  

    Company: Cooper Standard
    Location: 1175 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402
    Suggested Uses: Processing for addition to asphalt, fill material

    More Information here

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      Wire Drawing Lubricant
      Euclid Steel and Wire has 38 drums of Bowers Sieman and RH Miller wire drawing lubricant products.

      Company: Euclid Steel & Wire
      Location: 8220 Garfield Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060
      Suggested Uses: Wire drawing lubricant, original purpose.

      More Information here

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        Marketplace Metrics

        The marketplace continues steady growth in participation and communication.

        • 695 Members
        • 124 Available Material Postings
        • 45 Wanted Material Postings
        • 10 Completed Transactions
        • 3,360,900 pounds (1680.45 tons) material exchanged/diverted
        • Total member cost savings: $152,564.08
        • Total Environmental Benefit: 139.4 MTCO2 reduction (U.S. EPA WARM model estimates)
        • Materials diverted from the landfill include plastic bottle caps (4.6 tons), wooden pallets (0.28 tons), E-waste (0.63 tons), plastic drums (5.3 tons), steel drums (5.55 tons), specialty vermiculite (25 tons), giant magnet (0.1 tons), carbon black (15 tons), and spent lime (1624 tons)

        March 2018 Member Update

        Welcome to our March 2018 update on the Ohio Materials Marketplace.

        Several new materials have been added to the marketplace including: metal crates, plastic and steel drums, bentonite clay and more! 

        • The next Ohio By-Product Synergy meeting is Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Wayne County Public Library - 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Register here
        • Over 650 Organizations Participating
        • Invited over 380 Ohio recyclers to join in March 2018
        • The marketplace has helped divert over 64,000 lbs from the landfill 

        Read on for more details, and as always, thanks for being part of our program.

        To login to the marketplace click here
        If you have questions about your username or password, please email Travis.Limbert@epa.ohio.gov

        Record any recycling or reuse that occurred with the help of the marketplace here

        New Materials Available in the Marketplace:

        Metal Crates

        Several 57" x 44.5" x 25.5" metal crates, previously used to store automotive parts.  Each crate weighs 97 pounds.

        Company: YUSA Corporation
        Location: 151 Jamison Road Northwest, Washington Court House, Ohio, 43160

        Suggested Uses
        These crates can be used for storage or recycling bins at your facility.
        More information here


        12" Perforated pipe

        This pipe was used to provide aeration to corn and is pulled up during harvesting.  The pipe comes in various lengths and has been used before for culvert drainage.  The various lengths can be used for drainage or aeration.  The Sabina Farmers Exchange also has a posting for 12 mil heavy tarp that always has use options.

        Company: Sabina Farmers Exchange
        Location: 238 Melvin - Rear Road, Sabina, Ohio, 45169

        Suggested Uses: Direct Reuse, Plastic Recycling
        More Information here


        January Member's Update

        Welcome to our January update on the Ohio Materials Marketplace. 

        • More than 465 companies joined the platform last year, and led to 64,000 lbs of material being diverted from the landfill! 
        • We just published a new update to the Ohio Materials Marketplace software making it easier to start and conduct conversations and transactions on the Materials Marketplace platform. Please let us know if you have any recommendations on how to improve the platform. 
        • The next Ohio By-Product Synergy meeting is Thursday, February 8, 2018 sponsored by the Union County Chamber of Commerce at Union Rural Electric Cooperative, Multipurpose,15461 US RT 36 Marysville, OH 43040. Register here

        To login to the marketplace click here
        If you have questions about your username or password, please email Travis.Limbert@epa.ohio.gov

        Did you forget to record a past recycling or reuse transaction in the marketplace? If so, you may record it here

        Example of New Materials Available in the Marketplace:

        Unwanted Cleaning Supplies

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        Our organization has a pallet full of cleaning supplies that are no longer useful for us because either they are expired or they no longer are the default product. See attachment for an exact listing of cleaning supplies of which we are disposing. 

        Company: Ohio State University
        Location: 2000 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43210
        Suggested Uses: Cleaning Materials
        More information here


        55 Gallon Metal Drums


        100 units of 55 gallon metal drums - good condition - clean

        Company: RT process LLC
        Location: 311 Davids Drive, Wilmington, Ohio, 45177
        Suggested Uses: Direct Reuse, Metal Recycling, Tent Weights
        More Information here


        Nugent W-3 Raw Sand


        Two bottom dump rail cars of unused Nugent W-3 Raw Sand located in Defiance, OH

        Company: General Motors
        Location: 26427 Ohio 281, Defiance, Ohio, 43512
        Suggested Uses: Construction Aggregate, Foundry, Hydraulic Fracturing, Golf Courses
        More Information here

        Tip of the Day: Update your posting in the "My Materials" tab on the Materials Marketplace to include a photo.  

        Introducing the Ohio Materials Marketplace

        Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of a
        new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations
        can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be
        destined for disposal in landfills. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online
        platform allowing these organizations to connect and find solutions to material reuse and
        recycling needs.

        “With statewide access to thousands of Ohio’s businesses, communities and other
        organizations, Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental & Financial Assistance (DEFA) is well
        positioned to bring members together in this modern online marketplace,” Director Butler said.
        “This new service positions Ohio as a leader in the circular economy, helping remove materials
        from the waste stream, promoting jobs and allowing for better efficiency and savings in the
        processes of creating goods and services.”

        Examples of materials posted on OMM (and their potential re-uses) might include
        common items such as bulk wooden pallets (mulch base) or used bricks (building materials).
        Other items might reflect materials from industrial processes such as spent foundry sand (to be mixed with potting soil), or specialized items such as spent hydro-treating catalyst (metals

        Along with browsing for materials, users of OMM can post “wanted” items that might
        substitute for raw materials or other items members currently purchase. Examples of such
        requests that have been posted thus far include bulk alumina oxide (for metals
        harvesting/recovery) and bulk food waste in packaging (to be used for anaerobic
        digestion/energy recovery).

        What differentiates the Ohio Materials Marketplace from other online markets is that the
        platform is active in design and functionality rather than passive. Previous models (such as the
        Ohio Materials Exchange) and similar services in other states worked as a simple bulletin
        board with little or no engagement by the host. The new OMM is maintained by Ohio EPA
        which markets the site to potential users, verifies that users (and items posted) meet
        qualifications to participate, and actively works to facilitate connections between users. The
        site is specifically designed as a business-to-business or business-to-community exchange for
        recyclables and reusable materials.

        In the circular economy, products and by-products recirculate productively through
        reuse, remanufacturing, recycling and maintenance. Users of OMM can make or save money
        by finding a market for their unwanted materials and avoiding landfill tipping fees; buyers save
        money by having access to sellers’ discounted (or free) materials; Ohio’s environment benefits
        by having more material removed from the waste stream.

        The program is being launched with support from the not-for-profit United States
        Business Council for Sustainable Development.