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

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

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.