Below is a list of sites of local interest and sites in the environmental arena. These links can provide you with a vast amount of information.
1-800-CLEANUP - Earth 911
Through a single toll-free phone call to 1-800-CLEANUP or the use of their Web site, you can access several sections of community-specific environmental information at no cost to the user or taxpayer.
American Builder Surplus
This site has been designed for today's construction worker to buy or sell excess or salvaged materials and equipment, and consumers who want to save money on construction supplies and hard to find salvaged materials.
Best Manufacturing Practices
Your source for best practices and innovative technologies.
Building Materials Reuse Association
The Building Materials Reuse Association is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.
Regulatory information for the chemical process industries.
CHWMEG, Inc. is a non-profit trade association comprised of manufacturing and other "industrial" companies interested in efficiently managing the waste management aspects of their environmental stewardship programs. Their programs are based upon their potential environmental liability related to the wastes that are inherently generated by their companies' manufacturing processes. Note that member companies always strive to reduce, recycle, or reuse the wastes associated with their operations as a first resort. However, the complete elimination of wastes generated from their operations is not always feasible.
One aspect of CHWMEG, Inc. includes conducting comprehensive, independent reviews of commercial facilities that treat, store, dispose, recycle, or transport waste. Other CHWMEG, Inc. activities include development and delivery of seminars, conferences, and informational documents for distribution to both members and non-members.
Construction Waste Management Database
The Construction Waste Management Database contains information on companies that haul, collect and process recyclable debris from construction projects. Created in 2002 by GSA's Environmental Strategies and Safety Division to promote responsible waste disposal, the Database is a free online service for those seeking companies that recycle construction debris in their area.
Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair
CCAR-GreenLink® offers the more than 1 million automotive technicians and automotive educators, and half-million businesses, including automotive service and repair facilities, autobody shops and vehicle dealers, quick access to important information on a variety of environmental issues these professionals encounter.
Electronic Industries Alliance
This site includes information recycling of electronics.
Enviro$en$e is an integral part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site. It provides a single repository for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement information and data bases. Its search engine searches multiple web sites (inside and outside the EPA), and offers assistance in preparing a search.
Environmental Compliance Assistance Center
This Home Page was developed to assist the regulated community in environmental compliance. Although the initial focus of this Page was the automotive service industry, it has been expanded considerably to several other industries.
Environmental Expert is an independent business publisher maintaining a web-based information center for environmental professionals and businesses world-wide. Environmental Expert focuses on the business needs of environmental industry professionals, and is a recognized leader in the field.
Environmental Expert is designed to help professionals find information and contacts they need to be successful in their careers. Special sections focus on: news, publications, articles and reports, journals and magazines, equipment and technologies, software, solutions, services, professional training, conferences, trade shows, and jobs.
Environmental Web Sites List
Environmental Yellow Pages
The environmental industry’s worldwide directory for over ten years.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is to protect public health and to safeguard and improve the natural environment - MUCH, MUCH Information can be had here.
EPA Materials and Waste Exchanges
All known Material and Waste Exchange Programs In general, waste exchanges tend to handle hazardous materials and industrial process waste while materials exchanges handle nonhazardous items. Typically, the exchanges allow subscribers to post materials available or wanted on a Web page listing. A great links page.
Home page of the finishing industry.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
By going to the link 'Environmental Management', you can search for recycling markets available to Georgia businesses and residents.
To get there:
Step 1: Click on “Environmental Management.”
Step 2: Click on “Recycling.”
Step 3: Click on “Georgia Recycling Markets Directory.”
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Information on Georgia's environmental rules and laws is available here as well as handy on-line forms.
Georgia DNR’s Sustainability Division
DNR’s Sustainability Division partners with businesses and institutions in stewardship of Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources. With our partners, we lead the pursuit of sustainable practices that fully integrate the economy with the environment for the well-being of present and future generations. We assist Georgia organizations in implementing sustainable business practices and continuous improvement systems for better environmental results.
Georgia Industrial Materials Exchange
The Georgia Industrial Materials Exchange allows only Georgia companies, institutions, commercial entities, or businesses to post their unwanted Materials Available. Material Wanted postings may be made by entities operating anywhere. Anyone may search this site without registering. Our goal is to develop an industrial ecology for manufactured materials so that one company’s by-products can be used by another company in lieu of “virgin” materials. The reuse of unwanted materials will save energy, conserve extractive resources, minimize disposal costs, and save landfill space.
Georgia Poultry Federation Litter Market
A system is designed to facilitate communication between parties interested in buying, selling, or transporting poultry litter.
Global Recycling Network
A comprehensive Recycling Information & Trading Resource on the Internet. It offers a one-stop solution to recycling information needs of business users, researchers, publishers and purchasing agents.
Goodwill Industries of North Georgia
Building Strong Communities By Connecting People to Work.
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Success is no stranger to Gainesville - From enterprising farmers who streamlined poultry processing to modern-day manufacturers riding the waves of technology.
Green Hotels Association
Committed to encouraging, promoting and supporting ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
Green Suppliers Network
As a manufacturer, you work hard to keep costs down, profits up, and your customers happy. But can you stay competitive and reduce your environmental footprint at the same time? The answer is yes.
By partnering with the Green Suppliers Network, you will learn lean manufacturing techniques coupled with sound environmental strategies, which we call the Lean and Clean Advantage.
Working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Green Suppliers Network to help small and medium-sized manufacturers stay competitive and profitable while reducing their impact on the environment.
Guide to Best Management Practices for Household Hazardous Waste & Radon
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County ReStore
The ReSTORE of Habitat Hall County seeks donations. These donations can be almost any items you take out of your home. Especially needed are doors, windows, kitchen or other cabinets, and working appliances that are less than 10 years old. Any building or remodeling material that is in good shape can also be recycled through the Habitat ReSTORE which saves you dumping costs and provides you with a tax deduction.
Lamprecycle.org was developed by the lamp section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association to provide a one-stop source of information about spent fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamp recycling. Under Federal hazardous waste laws, lamp users are responsible for complying with disposal standards.
All fluorescent and most high intensity discharge lamps contain mercury, a naturally occurring element that is pervasive in the environment. It is important that lamps and other products containing mercury be properly managed to protect public health and the environment.
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance - Reusable Transport Packaging Directory
National Agriculture Assistance Compliance Center
A first stop for information about environmental requirements that affect the agricultural community. Created by EPA with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences was formed in 1986 to advance the global competitiveness of North American industry. With over 150 corporate members and a diverse array of public partners, NCMS is widely regarded as the nation's premier provider of collaborative manufacturing research.
National Metal Finishing Resource Center
Provides benchmarking and compliance information for the Metal Finishing industry.
National Technology Transfer Center
NTTC is the hub of a national network linking U.S. companies with federal laboratories to turn government research into practical, commercially-relevant technology.
OSHA (U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA's mission is to prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. Information from OSHA manuals and regulations is available here.
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
The northwest's leading resource for promoting a clean environment through pollution prevention. PPRC provides high quality, unbiased information, facilitates information exchange, and catalyzes pollution prevention projects. Included is information on grant opportunities.
Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Provides regulatory compliance and pollution prevention information to individual organic coating facilities, industry vendors, and suppliers. This is a partnership between the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and EPA.
The online resource for plastic bag and film recycling. You will find a comprehensive guide to plastic film and bag recovery. You can find specific information such as plastic film types, recyclers, how to calculate the economics of recovery, and recycling signage resources.
A web site of the American Plastics Council offering a searchable database for locating recycling markets for plastics as well as links to other APC sites.
Pollution Prevention Links
A wealth of federal, state, local, university, and regional pollution prevention links.
Printed Wire Board Resource Center
Provides technical information on pollution prevention and regulatory compliance for the printed wire board manufacturers. Established by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, in partnership with the IPC and EPA.
Printers' National Environmental Assistant Center
Established in 1995 to provide environmental assistance to the printing industry.
Project Safe Georgia
Project Safe Georgia is a coalition of business, government and academic professionals working together to address the safety, health and environmental needs of all businesses in Georgia.
RecycleGeorgia.com was established to promote waste reduction efforts across the state of Georgia. Anyone may list waste materials, by-products, scrap or used items onto The Recycler's Exchange.
The Recycler's Exchange is a FREE worldwide information exchange for those companies and individuals who BUY/SELL/TRADE commodities, materials, goods and services relevant to this industry.
Recycling Technology Validation Projects
The Clean Washington Center (CWC), with funding from EPA and others, has managed and documented over 70 projects validating recycling technologies or recycled-content products. Initially, the CWC was only able to provide funding to Washington state businesses, manufacturers and service providers, and to Washington state government agencies. In 1998, the funding expanded to cover projects nationwide.
The validation projects vary in scope and cover a range of recyclable commodities, including:
- Converting to the use of recycled feedstocks;
- Recycled-content product performance and aesthetics testing;
- Market development programs, including buy recycled programs;
- Decision tools
Overcoming technical, regulatory, and other barriers to using recycled materials. In addition, CWC has worked with experts in the field to develop and publish recycling best practices for plastics, glass, wood waste, and scrap tires and rubber. Visit CWC's Web site for project briefs and full reports.
RENEW is a materials exchange network established by the Texas Legislature in 1987 to promote the reuse or recycling of industrial wastes. The network is a marketing channel for industries, businesses, and governmental units that want to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to users who will reclaim or reuse them. You can access the RENEW network through its free catalog or through the Web site.
Returnables.com is designed to be the online meeting place for the returnable packaging community.
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA)
Reusable Pallet Container Coalition
The Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition (RPCC) is an association representing pooled and reusable pallet and container companies in North America. The Coalition advocates the use of reusable pallets and containers as a way to reduce the volume of the waste stream and improve the system-wide productivity of industries employing these products and services.
Reusable Transport Packaging
Reusable Transport Packaging is an awareness and education campaign developed by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board in partnership with the Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition headquartered in Washington, D.C. The goal of the campaign is to provide businesses in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area the information they need to make the switch to reusable transport packaging.
Salvation Army - Georgia Division
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Solvent Alternatives Guide
SAGE is a comprehensive guide designed to provide pollution prevention information on solvent and process alternatives for parts cleaning and degreasing.
Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX)
One approach to solving an old problem by minimizing industrial waste through recycling and resource reuse.
Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)
The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP), sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and other organizations in the energy efficiency field, is designed to give consumers and businesses information they need to make use of the federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and subsequently amended several times.
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the U.S. Congress through its Library. Track U.S. environmental and other legislation.
Thomas Register on the Internet is the world's largest online industrial buying source. Now, finding the product, service, or company you need is easier and faster than ever!
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Created to promote reduction in the use of toxic chemicals and the generation of toxic by-products in industry and commerce in the State of Massachusetts. Much of the information is transferable to other areas.
Transportation Environmental Resource Center
Provides an abundance of information on environmental compliance for the transportation sector, including trucking, air transport, and rail.
UGA/CCACTI Solid Waste Database
The goal is to enhance the competitiveness of Georgia carpet, textile and apparel industries through facilitating textile reclaimable materials exchange networks.
Waste Reduction and Environmental Compliance
The Tech WREC program of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a voluntary, nonregulatory, environmental compliance program funded by the Georgia Legislature.
Waste Reduction Resource Center
The Waste Reduction Resource Center (WRRC) provides technical Pollution Prevention (P2) support to the states in EPA Region III and EPA Region IV (include Georgia). You'll find a searchable index of over 20,000 technical articles, fact sheets, and case studies about waste reduction technologies.
Hall County Connection is an informative show discussing governmental issues, departmental issues, and general topics that are of interest to the public.