Build a Recycling or Composting Business

Learn about state and private sector grants, loans, and other assistance that boost recycling and composting, and create jobs in this growing segment of the Massachusetts economy.

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The Recycling Economy

Recycling and composting are critical segments of our state's growing and vibrant green economy.

According to a Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) study, Massachusetts is home to more than 2,000 recycling and composting businesses that employ some 14,000 people, with a payroll approaching $500 million annually.

Learn more about recycling and the economy by following the links below.

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Grants & Loans

MassDEP and other organizations offer financial assistance to help grow recycling and composting businesses and facilities across Massachusetts.

From MassDEP

From Other Organizations

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Market Development Assistance

Like all other industries and commodities, recycling and composting businesses - and the materials they collect, transport, process, and sell - are subject to the forces of supply and demand.

These companies need to know how and where to find profitable markets for their recycled raw materials.

Follow the links below to learn more about identifying end-users of these commodities.

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