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Materials or waste exchanges are not new. The concept began in Europe and spread to North America in the late 1970s. The North American exchanges share information with one another. However, you are welcome to contact any of these exchanges to either place a listing or to receive their catalogs. This list is not exhaustive and many new exchanges are coming on line monthly. We will gladly assist in furnishing information on newer exchange programs.

Most materials exchanges occur within 500 miles of the generating site. However, for especially valuable materials, it may be advantageous to list with exchanges across North America.

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Canada  AB BC ON QC SK

Calmax (California Integrated Waste Management Board)
1001 "I" St., PO Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812
(877) 520-9703; Fax (916) 319-7698
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/calmax

Sonomax (Sonoma County, California)
http://www.sonomax.org/

Southern Waste Information Exchange
PO Box 960
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(800) 441-7949; Fax (850) 385-4020
http://wastexchange.org/

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Enviroshare Materials Exchange
PO Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503
(770) 535-8284; (770) 531-3966
http://www.enviroshare.org

Indiana Materials Exchange
Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance, IDEM
100 N. Senate Avenue, Mail Code 64-01
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251
(317) 232-8172; Fax (317) 233-5627
http://www.in.gov/recycle/2450.htm

Industrial Material Exchange Service
PO Box 19276, #34
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
(217) 782-0450; Fax (217) 782-9142
http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/imes/

Iowa Waste Exchange/Recycle Iowa
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
(800) 532-1216; (515) 242-4906; Fax (515) 242-4776
http://www.iowadnr.com/waste/iwe/index.html
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Kentucky Materials Exchange
420 Lutz Hall Univ. of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-0965; Fax (502) 852-0964
http://www.kppc.org/KIME/
Minnesota Materials Exchange Alliance
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-1300; 800-247-0015; Fax (612) 624-3370
http://www.mnexchange.org/
Montana Material Exchange
MSU Extension Service
Taylor Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-3451; Fax (406) 994-5417
http://www.montana.edu/mme/
New Hampshire Materials Exchange
Wastecap of NH
122 N. Main St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-5388; Fax (603) 224-2872
http://www.wastecapnh.org/nhme/
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New York Wa$teMatch 
http://www.wastematch.org
Ohio Materials Exchange
PO Box 70
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
(888) 718-6636; Fax (614) 397-7649
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/omex/omex.html
OKMAX
Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality Polution, Prevention Program
P.O. Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
(405) 702-9128
http://www.deq.state.ok.us/csdnew/wasteex/OKmax.htm
Tennessee Materials Exchange
UT Center for Industrial Services
105 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-9058 Fax: (865) 974-1528
http://www.cis.tennessee.edu/environmental/recycle/TME.shtml
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Renew
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
MC 112, PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
(512) 239-3900; Fax (512) 239-3939
http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/renewdev/
Vermont Business Materials Exchange
PO Box 430
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 895-1930; Fax (802) 365-7996
http://www.vbmex.net/
2Good2Toss
Several counties and cities in Washington state
See Web site for details on how to list an item or make an exchange
http://www.2good2toss.com/
West Virginia Materials Exchange
1614 Washington St. E.
Charleston, WV
(304) 558-0844; Fax (304) 558-0899
http://www.state.wv.us/swmb/exchange/
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Business Material Exchange of Wisconsin
520 East Grand Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
(608) 364-1131; Fax (608) 364-1161
http://www.bmex.org
 
Canada  AB BC ON QC SK
Alberta Recycle Infoline
9820 106th St.
5th Floor Oxbridge Place
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5K2J6
(780) 427-6982; Fax (780) 427-1594
http://www.gov.ab.ca/env/waste/aow
Recycling Council of British Columbia Materials Exchange
Unit #10,119 W. Pender St.
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA V6B 1S5
(604) 683-6009; Fax (604) 683-7255
http://www.rcbc.bc.ca/

Calgary Materials Exchange
809 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 0K5
(403) 230-1443; FAX (403) 230-1458
www.cmex.ca,    www.cleancalgary.org

Ontario Waste Materials Exchange
OCETA 63 Polson Street, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1A4
(416) 778-4199; Fax (416) 778-5624
http://www.owe.org
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Canadian Chemical Exchange
900 Blondin
Ste-Adele, Quebec J8B 2R1
(450) 229-6511 (800) 561-6511; Fax (450) 229-5344
http://www.stobec.com
Saskatchewan Waste Materials Exchange
6 Research Dr.
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S7J7 CANADA
(306) 787-9388; Fax (306) 787-8811
 

An extensive list of other exchanges can also be found on the EPA's list of State-Specific Exchanges

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