Information about Materials Marketplace


Welcome to the Materials Marketplace

The Materials Marketplace, powered by the Rheaply Resource Exchange platform, connects businesses and organizations to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities. Our program aims to create a collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs where one organization’s hard-to-recycle waste and by-products becomes another organization’s raw material. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

Our Users

Materials Marketplace users represent businesses and organizations at every stage of the circular economy - from collection and processing to manufacturers making new goods with recycled materials. The Materials Marketplace can be used as a tool for companies to explore real-time data on waste and by-product materials and make decisions on infrastructure and process investments; or as a tool to help find new solutions for hard-to-recycle materials.

Recycling Sector | Recycling companies are using the Materials Marketplace to identify new customers and new buyers for collected/processed material. If you’re considering making a new infrastructure investment, opening up a service offering for a new material, or need to do additional research before accepting a customer material - use the Materials Marketplace to identify and test the appetite for specific end-markets before making any commitments.

Manufacturing Sector | Manufacturers can use the Materials Marketplace to find new solutions for challenging waste and by-product materials, and to source recycled feedstocks to help reach recycled content and sustainability goals. Transactions facilitated by the Materials Marketplace are measurable and tracked – in addition to diverting waste from landfill, these activities often generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurs can use the Materials Marketplace to find suitable materials and innovate to build new reuse and recycling businesses. Access to resources and expertise from our state and city partners gives Marketplace users a unique connection to resources to explore new business opportunities in the reuse and recycling space. Let's see what we can build together.

Regional Focus, North America Scale

This Materials Marketplace platform brings together users from regional Materials Marketplace programs in Austin, Tennessee, Ohio, Ontario and Michigan - more regions will be coming online as we continue to grow. This hybrid approach allows our team to get deeply engaged with region-specific challenges and opportunities, and facilitate interaction at the national scale when appropriate. For more information on our regional efforts, visit the program websites below:

To view listings nearest to your location, use the location search at the top of the page. The location search can be used in combination with the filters on the left, or with the keyword search in the top bar. The Materials Marketplace interface is viewable in English and French, however content in individual listings will only be available in the language used by the owner of the material when creating the listing.

Need Assistance?

Click on the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to connect directly with someone from the Rheaply team. We're here to answer technical questions about materials, or provide technical support for using the Materials Marketplace platform.

Creating a Sustainable Materials Marketplace

The Materials Marketplace exists to make reuse and recycling standard business practices. By joining, we believe you share that vision. Today, members can join and participate for free thanks to support from our corporate, city and state sponsors. In the future, the Marketplace should be self-funded, with pricing driven by the value it brings its members. It is important that the pricing method we use does not hinder participation, and we need your help to arrive at a method that works for all stakeholders. You can make suggestions anytime at by emailing us here or scheduling a time to talk with someone on our team. Please join us in creating a tool that drives value and, ultimately, moves us all towards a new reuse economy.

Total Transactions in the Materials Marketplace (real-time)