|GRN Recycle Talk FAQ
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 97 14:54 WET DST From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Starting a recycling business
June 30, 1997
Regarding starting a recycling business in the Pacific Northwest. You already are blessed with a fantastic source of information in the form of the Clean Washington Center which is on the Internet (http://www.cwc.org). Business assistance is one of their specialties.
There is also a wonderful Recycling Business Resource Directory prepared by the Solid Waste Dept., Metro , 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232. Tel: 503-797-1650.
Regarding equipment, there is an annual Industry Sourcebook put out by HCI Publications, Kansas City, MO, tel: 816-931-1311; and, the American Recycling Market Directory includes directories of products, their makers and recycling equipment, too. They are in Ogdensburg, NY, at tel: 800-267-0707; There are also periodicals of used and reusable business equipment published nationally and for several regions of the US, though I m uncertain of coverage for the Pacific Northwest.
The state environmental departments should definitely be contacted, as should US EPA Region 10, Solid Waste Program. A most authoritative source is John Dumas at tel: 206-553-6522.
Lastly, a US EPA program has set up REDAs and RBACs which amount to recycling business assistance centers. I m not sure where these are in the Northwest, but the states and John Dumas will certainly know. It pays to ask.
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