October 2018 DEFA Monthly Update

The Ohio EPA Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance sends out its monthly e-blast to 16,158 recipients. The following article was in the latest e-blast:

Ohio Material Marketplace (OMM) New Monthly Feature!
Ohio EPA launched the OMM last year.  Since last April, nearly 3.5 million pounds of material have been exchanged through the marketplace. Through OMM's interactive messaging system, Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations communicate with other members to advertise and acquire materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. We encourage businesses and organizations to create a free account, list items that other businesses may be able to re-use, and browse the available items. In many cases listed items are free.

Below are a few examples of free items:
•     Storage shelving - Lozier S-Series (5,000 units), Cincinnati, OH.
•     Sturdy wood crates (15 units weekly), Vandalia, OH.  
•     Poly tight head 55 gallon drums (12 units) Shreve, OH.
•     Desiccant Packs (5 cubic yards), Findlay, OH.

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Visit https://ohio.materialsmarketplace.org/ to join the marketplace, complete a simple registration form, and then use your member login to browse the available items where you will find the contact information and instant messaging option for items offered. Please report any completed transactions through the OMM platform reporting tool or call the marketplace administrators. Reporting helps us track recycling/re-use successes. If you have questions or need help, please contact Frank Basting at Frank.Basting@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-3544.