December 2018 Update

Welcome to the Ohio Materials Marketplace December 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: scrap tubing, alumina desiccant, Gaylord boxes, miscellaneous industrial chemicals and more! 

  • 887 members are now in the marketplace

  • The marketplace has helped divert more than 1763 tons (3,526,830 pounds) from the landfill! 

  • The next Ohio By-Product Synergy Network's meeting will be on January 15, 2019 at Accurate IT in Columbus.

  • The Recycling & Litter Prevention 2019 Grant Cycle kicked off on October 1, 2018 and grant applications are due by February 1, 2019. For more information please visit the grant website

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

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New Materials Available:

Activated Alumina Desiccant

Four (4) gaylords (each a cubic yard) of used activated alumina desiccant. The desiccant can be regenerated and reused but the generating facility does not have capabilities of heating the desiccant to the necessary temperature to regenerate. The material was used to remove moisture from the air in a paint shop. 

Suggested Uses: After being recharged can be used again as a desiccant for air drying.

More Information here.


Super Sacks

40 used super sacks with removable liner, contained metal powder, are generated each week.  Generally each super sac is 28 x 28 x 28 and can hold over 2,000 lbs.  Some have a thick liner.  The sacs have an opening on top and a flap covered larger opening on bottom.  They can be moved by a forklift.  Would be great for large "sand bag" for flood control.

Suggested Uses:  large sand bags, bulk storage and transportation, waste collection or can be recycled.

More Information here


Wood Pallets

100 pallets meeting European dimension requirements.  European pallets are 1,200mm by 800mm by 144 mm (47.2 in × 31.5 in × 5.7 in).

Suggested Uses: Use as is or can be chipped/shredded for mulch.

More Information here


Marketplace Metrics

Current Metrics:

  • 887 Members

  • 165 Available Material Postings

  • 57 Wanted Material Postings

  • 3,526,830 pounds (1763 tons) material exchanged/diverted

  • Total member cost savings: $201,954

  • Successful transactions resulting in materials diverted from the landfill include plastic bottle caps, wooden pallets and wood scrap, sawdust, E-waste, plastic drums, steel drums, specialty vermiculite, a giant magnet, carbon black, spent lime, polypropylene cloth balls, tarps, two Siemens Carbon Filtration Units, shelving, conveyor belts, HDPE Scrap and black soldier fly larva oil.


Reuse Idea for Items on the Marketplace 

Totes being reused for latex paint recycling

Totes being reused for latex paint recycling

Tip of the Month: Check back often for updated posts and new materials.