- 1Cut your waste disposal costs
- 2Cut your landfill tax payments
- 3Reduce your company's carbon footprint
- 4The service could provide your services with valuable resources
- 5Your haulage distances could be vastly reduced
What material are you looking to find or get rid of?
Please select the material you wish to exchange.
Material exchange goes on the principle that one company's waste is another company's raw material. SUSTAIN have put together a waste exchange portal to point you in the direction of the most suitable exchange site to pass on your waste or find your companies raw material. This can be either on an ad hoc basis or an ongoing arrangement. Most sites have sections so you can put up materials available and materials wanted, making it easy to match companies and individual needs.
The options below are aimed to simplify your search for the right website for your material, as each website varies.
Eastex - www.Eastex.org.uk
Set up in 2004 by the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) the site currently has 11,172 members across the East of England.
(There is a crossover between Earth Exchange and Builderscrap, but Earth Exchange deals with soils and aggregates that Builderscrap don't. Also, Earth Exchange focuses more on larger operators.)
Builderscrap - www.recipro-uk.com
Builderscrap currently has 4,640 registered members, 331 of these in the East Midlands. This includes a high number of SME's and the site is well known in the Construction sector. The site has a calculator which measures and records the weight and carbon savings of materials traded through the site. The site has a twitter account, blog and Facebook page.
Earth Exchange - www.earthexchange.com
Earth exchange offers material exchange, but also has the extra function that people can map their construction sites on an interactive map. It means other users can map foresee materials arising. Earth Exchange focuses on earth materials such as soil, stones, rock and other construction materials.
Freecyle - www.freecycle.org
Freecyle offers a service for smaller and more ad hoc exchanges for individuals and small companies.