Recycling Market Development
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
Common Wastes & Materials in-depth information about specific materials with good market opportunities.
Waste Exchanges national, state, and regional markets for buying and selling reusable and recyclable commodities.
This section provides Recycling Market Development information for state and local officials, sources of technical and financial assistance for recycling businesses, and information on the economic benefits of recycling. Note: Portions of this site were formerly under the Jobs Through Recycling (JTR) program, which is no longer active.
- Introduction What is recycling market development? Describes the connection between jobs and recycling and why markets are so important to recycling.
- Financing Provides lists of publications, organizations and agencies, and programs that increase funding and financing opportunities for agencies and businesses.
- Business Assistance Provides links to a variety of resources to assist in the startup and expansion of recycling businesses.
- Economic Benefits Includes information on the economic impacts of recycling, including regional and state-specific recycling economic impact reports.