Material Exchange

Partners in Project Green’s Material Exchange program facilitates the exchange of material generated within our stakeholder community (businesses and non-profit groups) to divert waste from landfill and move towards a circular economy.

Through the Material Exchange program, businesses and non-profit organizations provide information about the material they would like to offer or receive. Partners in Project Green staff then facilitate interactions between participants to complete and promote successful exchanges.

I would like to…

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HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN GET INVOLVED

What can be diverted and reused? You’d be surprised! Tell us about all of your waste streams, and we will find a home for your material. If the material cannot be reused, we will help ensure it is recycled.

Please note: Anyone wishing to offer material through the program must be Members of Partners in Project Green.

GET STARTED NOW!

STEP 1: SUBMIT

Members can submit information about your material to Partners in Project Green.

STEP 2: CONNECT

Connect with non-profit organizations and recyclers. After you submit your online form, Partners in Project Green will facilitate introductions to groups in our network.

STEP 3: EXCHANGE

Exchange the material to divert it from landfill. You can negotiate any terms of agreement for the exchange of material. We encourage generators to provide shipping support to help get material to non-profit organizations. Partners in Project Green will remain involved to help facilitate communication between participants.

STEP 4: PROFILE

Celebrate your success story! Profile the exchange through your website and social media channels. With your permission, we are also happy to feature the exchange in an upcoming issue of the Partners in Project Green Newsletter to inspire other businesses to take part in the Material Exchange program and divert items from landfill.

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HOW TO RECEIVE MATERIAL

Are you a local non-profit organization or recycler looking to accept material? Register with us for free and let us know what material you can accept. When organizations make material available that you can accept, we will connect you to them.

We will also profile your organization to demonstrate your commitment to diverting waste and supporting local communities. Recyclers are welcome to register as well.

Please note, those wishing to receive material through the program are encouraged to become Members of Partners in Project Green.

Results 2014-2021

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Tonnes Avoided:
18,522
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Value of Material Donated:
$1,700,000

Case Study: Crayon & Activity Book Exchange
Success Stories: Maple Leaf Foods & Air Canada
Success Story: Toronto Zoo

Interested in learning more? 

Contact: exchange@trca.ca.