Join the Circular Economy in Austin

The Austin Materials Marketplace connects businesses and organizations to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities.

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manufacturers: find new solutions for challenging waste and by-product materials

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recyclers: amplify the good work you’re already doing, find new customers and new buyers


entrepreneurs: find suitable materials and innovate to build new reuse and recycling businesses


The Austin Materials Marketplace is an online platform allowing businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials.

The program aims to create a closed-loop, 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.

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Business Led

The platform provides a safe, secure and controllable tool for your business. Solutions in the marketplace have true triple-bottom-line benefits; creating economic value that's also good for the environment and the community.

Technology Enabled

The program's growth and scale is enabled by the Materials Marketplace platform, a cloud-based marketplace for posting, finding and exchanging underutilized materials.


The Materials Marketplace has won awards from the World Economic Forum, Environmental Leader, and the International Economic Development Council.                                                                                                                           

Community Driven

Hundreds of local businesses - small and large, non-profits, educational institutions and community organizations share resources through the program.


Economic and Environmental Impact

The Austin Materials Marketplace program has broken down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and has helped companies identify opportunities to minimize waste and create efficiencies.


Since the launch of the program in 2014, the Austin Materials Marketplace has created some fantastic success stories and impressive impact metrics.


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How it Works and How to Join

The Materials Marketplace enables participating organizations and project staff to easily post materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Hundreds of companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world. 


Get in touch with someone on our project team using the button below.

Participation is open to any company or organization that wants to explore new opportunities to transform waste materials into new products, or secure recycled material streams to reduce use of virgin feedstocks. Alternatively, feel free to email us at

Our Team (click for bios)


Create Value

Do Good for the Environment

Reduce CO2

Stimulate & Inspire Local Jobs

The Austin Materials Marketplace was fully-funded by Austin Resource Recovery for the first two contract years, August 2014 to August 2016, with the intention to gradually transition to a network-supported, self-funding  model starting in Fall 2017. Monetary donations from participating businesses and organizations will help sustain the long-term success of the program. Learn more at the links below or contact us to donate.