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From small startup efforts to large scale operations, recycling companies are on the forefront of technical innovation and materials recovery. Recycling businesses face a number of challenges, however, including changing market dynamics and difficulties in business planning.
To help address these challenges, the following pages provide links to a variety of resources to assist in the startup and expansion of recycling businesses.
- Service Providers
Manufacturing extension partnerships, the US Small Business Administration, and other business assistance organizations and programs.
- Business Directories and Market Studies
Directories listing recycling collectors, brokers, processors, and product manufacturers.
- Business Planning
Guides to recycling market potential and risks, marketing strategies, and capital and operating requirements.
- Recycling Technology Validation Projects
Links to projects designed to verify and document new recycling-related technologies.
- Tax Incentives
A summary of available state credits and incentives for recycling.
- Technology Transfer
Links to agencies facilitating the transfer of new technologies to businesses.
Publications, websites, industry associations, and periodicals.