NYS Recycling Markets Database

  Empire State Development (ESD) serves as the repository for recycling market information for the State. The intent of this interactive, on-line database is to help users locate outlets for materials that can be reused, recycled or composted. The database also provides exposure to recycling and reuse businesses and helps end markets for recovered materials in and around New York State access the raw materials they need for production.  

  This database allows the user to search for:

  • brokers
  • processors/recyclers
  • manufacturers
  • reuse organizations
  • compost operations
  • re-manufacturers
  • other recycling-related service providers by material type within specific geographic regions.

  • This information was compiled and is maintained by the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) under the direction of ESD's Environmental Services Unit.


       While the ultimate goal of the database is to provide comprehensive, up-to-date recycling market information for the region, the database may not be all-inclusive. Other recyclers almost certainly exist but have not been captured.  To add, correct or update information, see the contact information at the bottom of this page. Furthermore, being listed on the database does not constitute an endorsement by NERC or NYS ESD. The information is provided solely to help identify possible, viable recycling markets. 


      In addition, the recycling entities listed may be required to register with or obtain permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  For permit status or other regulatory information, contact the appropriate regional DEC office (http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html ).


      Neither the State of New York, nor ESD shall be liable, financially or otherwise, to persons or firms for any losses, including loss of profit, indirect, special or consequential damages, or costs or expenses incurred in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any information contained in, or derived from, this list of recycling markets.


      The information in this markets database is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, recyclable materials. ESD makes no guarantee that the information is correct; nor can it be held liable for any incorrect information presented. Price information has been specifically omitted to encourage material suppliers to negotiate directly with recyclers.


      Inquiries, changes and proposed additions may be directed to the attention of Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council, Inc., (802) 254-3636, Email: athena@nerc.org or to the Environmental Services Unit, ESD, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12245 (518) 292-5340, Fax (518) 292-2886, Email: environment@empire.state.ny.us