Welcome to the
Montana Materials Exchange

A Free Bulletin Board Service Provided by the
MSU Extension Service Pollution Prevention Program

Helpful Links

  • Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Program - Information on reducing waste and preventing pollution in your business.
  • Montana Pollution Prevention Program - Information on reducing waste and preventing pollution in your business.
  • Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.
  • Directory of North American Hay Exchanges
    Compiled by the Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC) in Denver.
  • Montana Department of Agriculture Pesticide Disposal Collections
  • Montana Manufacturers Information System
    Listings of Montana manufacturers and products produced.
  • Montana Specialty Forest Products Exchange
    Provides buyers and sellers of forestry products and services with an online marketplace.
  • DRMS (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service) US Government surplus property.
  • Recycle Montana!
    The website of Keep Montana Clean and Beautiful, this site includes a directory of all the recycling locations in Montana, listed by recyclable material type.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate can probably use surplus building materials and used tools. Some Habitat for Humanity affiliates also run thrift stores that receive and sell good used building materials and household items.
  • Hazardous Waste Management - A Reference for Small Businesses
    Montana Pollution Prevention Program factsheet
  • DEQ Waste Reduction & Recycling Program
  • Fluorescent Lamp Recycling in Montana
    Ecolights Northwest currently has the state contract for fluorescent lamp recycling in Montana. Several times a year an Ecolights truck collects fluorescent tubes from large generators throughout the state. Palmer Electric Contracting Inc. (406-543-3086) of Missoula works in partnership with Ecolights to collect fluorescent tubes in the western part of the state.
  • New Toxics Report from EPA
    The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, requires certain facilities to annually report their chemical releases and other waste management activities to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 mandates collection of data from these facilities on toxic chemicals treated on-site, recycled, and combusted for energy recovery. EPA's 2003 TRI shows that the amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment by reporting facilities continues to decline, with total reductions of 42% since 1998 and a six percent decrease from 2002 to 2003. There are certain increases in mercury, lead, PCBs and dioxin in the 2003 TRI data. Some of these increases are due to reporting anomalies. Analyses are available on EPA's Web site that provide context for understanding the full picture presented by the 2003 data. You can see Montana-specific information by clicking here.
  • The WasteBook
    A free guide to recycling and sustainable waste management for businesses and organisations in London and South East England. The WasteBook's List of Material Exchanges are listed in section 120.
  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
    Use this link to learn more about recycling your rechargeable batteries and find RBRC drop off sites in your area.
  • Lead Battery Recycling World
    Lead Battery Recycling world is an exclusive Business Portal for Lead Manufacturing and Lead User Industries - Lead Acid Battery, Lead acid battery manufacturing industry,Lead Battery Manufacturing Plant,Lead Acid Battery Recycling,Lead Battery Recycling equipment suppliers,Lead Battery Recycling industry consultants,Lead Battery Recycling Plants.

If you have any problems or questions please e-mail the MME Administrator, Barb Allen, at: blallen@montana.edu