Since Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in April 2017, it has helped divert more than 3.5 million pounds of material from Ohio’s landfills, saving more than $200,000 through virgin material substitution costs and avoided associated landfill costs.
Ohio EPA manages and markets OMM with help from the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Ohio By-Product Synergy Network and Ohio’s Solid Waste Management Districts. OMM has more than 870 members, including a wide variety of business and organization types actively engaging in continuous transaction conversations. Available and wanted material listings are diverse and are beginning to reveal trends in material management challenges across Ohio. Ohio EPA continues marketing to increase OMM membership numbers and diversity of businesses, while improving member participation and increasing market transactions.
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.
Please visit Ohio.MaterialsMarketplace.org for more information or to participate. If you have questions or need help, please contact Frank Basting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 644-3544.