Program OverviewNYC Wastematch is a free service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.
NYC WasteMatch keeps valuable resources out of the waste stream while offering clients an opportunity to save money and lower their environmental impact. Our clients include New York City businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Clients that donate or sell materials with NYC WasteMatch, can:
- Reduce waste disposal costs
- Generate revenue by finding markets for your surplus materials
- Receive tax deductions, and support nonprofits through in-kind support
- Comply with local recycling laws
- Enhance the environmental image of your company
Clients that obtain free/low-cost materials from NYC WasteMatch, can:
- Lower purchase costs
- Connect with potential supporters
- Reduce environmental impact
Used and surplus materials handled by NYC WasteMatch include:
- Building Materials
- Computers, Electronics, Office Equipment
- Containers & Packaging
- Medical Equipment & Supplies
- Metals, Glass, Plastics
- Office Supplies & Art Supplies
- Paper & Cardboard
- Surplus Food
- Textiles, Fabric & Leather
Since its inception in 1997, NYC WasteMatch has diverted over 25,000 tons of materials from landfills and helped program participants realize $4 million in savings and revenues. In addition, NYC WasteMatch has conducted a number of research projects related to materials efficiency and resource recovery strategies for specific industries, as well as environmentally sound business development opportunities.
NYC WasteMatch is operated by NYC Materials Exchange Development Program, a program of The City College of New York.
NYC WasteMatch is funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention Reuse and Recycling.