Recycling programs save trash disposal costs and landfill space and sales of recyclables can help offset the overall costs of a solid waste/recycling system.
Maryland Environmental Service offers full-service recycling marketing services to help our customers receive the best value for their materials. Our recycling experts market recyclables on a competitive basis.
When marketing the materials, MES and the customer determine the frequency of pricing requests. The requests can be monthly, quarterly or longer, depending on market conditions. MES markets most of the materials on a monthly basis.
Customers continually monitor their recycling stream to determine what materials should be marketed. MES then conducts market research to determine if sufficient markets exist and if the recyclable can be economically separated from other material.
MES also conducts outreach to the marketplace to determine if there are new potential bidders and monitors past due payments to ensure that vendors pay on a timely basis.