Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW)
What is RENEW?
The Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW) is a free 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 who wish to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to those who will reclaim or reuse them. RENEW listings for materials online is a cooperative effort between the TCEQ and the Zero Waste Network.
Learn more about RENEW in the September 7, 2016 Pollution Prevention Waste Managnement Workshop. For more details and registration please visit the webpage "Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop".
View Available or Wanted Materials
You can view a list of materials that are available or wanted online at the Zero Waste Network RENEW page without creating an account.
Request or Submit Materials Online
To request or submit materials online, you must create an account at the Zero Waste Network's RENEW Login page.
To create an account, simply follow the instructions on the RENEW Login page, and then you can add or edit your listings. Your information will be reviewed by TCEQ staff prior to entry into our database and uploading onto the Web site.
RENEW Success Stories
RENEW has been a great way to help reduce waste and improve businesses’ bottom lines. Since 1989 more than 499 exchanges have resulted in over 1 billion pounds of material for reuse or recycling. Also saving facilities more than 27 million dollars in disposal costs, and earning close to 15.25 million dollars from the sales of recyclable materials. Take a look and see some of the RENEW Success Stories or create your own success story! Please take the time to fill out this short Successful Exchange Form.
Can I Recycle Some of My Industrial or Hazardous Waste?
The regulations that govern industrial and hazardous waste recycling are fairly complex. If you decide to recycle an industrial or hazardous waste, RG-240 may assist in understanding the regulations in Texas.
Sign Up for E-mail Updates
To receive updates on new material listings, you can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts through our RENEW listserv. Get email or text updates on your choice of topics.