Pennsylvania Material Trader is a free online service established in 2004 by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers' Environmental Management Assistance Program. This service is intended to help businesses find users for materials they have traditionally discarded; to turn "one business's trash into another business's treasure." By finding alternatives to the disposal of valuable materials or wastes, users of Material Trader help conserve energy, resources, and landfill space.
Detailed instructions on how to use this site are available here. To learn more about businesses that have benefited from Material Trader, visit the Success Stories link.
The Pennsylvania SBDCs are a network of eighteen college and university-based centers dedicated to helping Pennsylvania entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. The Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a statewide program providing no cost, confidential consulting assistance to small businesses representing a broad range of industries, including the agricultural sector. EMAP is a partnership funded, in part, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Departments of Community and Economic Development and Environmental Protection, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the participating colleges and universities. All programs and services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions, or services of any external parties or activities.