Material Exchange facilitates the exchange of material between businesses and non-profit organizations to divert waste from landfill, support local communities, and move towards a circular economy.


How Your Business Can Get Involved

IKEA employees take part in Material Exchange

What can be diverted? You never know what can be reused. Tell us about all your waste streams, and we will find a home for your material. If the material cannot be reused, we will help ensure your material is recycled.



Submit information about your material to Partners in Project Green.

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



Exchange the material to divert it from landfill. Once your organization has selected the group you wish to work with, you can negotiate any terms of agreement for the exchange of material. We encourage generators to provide shipping support to help get the material to the non-profit organization. Partners in Project Green will remain involved to help facilitate communication between participants.



Profile your success stories through the Partners in Project Green community: Website, Newsletter, and Twitter.



How Your Non-Profit Can Get Involved

health care facility staff take part in Material Exchange

Are you a local non-profit organization looking to accept material? Register with us for free and let us know what material you can accept. Whenever businesses 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.

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RESULTS 2014-2019

Tonnes Avoided: 18,500
Value of Material Donated: $625,000

employee poses with materials for exchange



Material Exchange is a free program open to members of Partners in Project Green.

Material Exchange Flyer

Terms and Conditions





Connie Choy, Coordinator, Waste Management | connie.choy@trca.ca416.661.6600 ext. 5694