The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has overhauled and relaunched its Recycling Markets Directory. The guide was originally created to help businesses and organizations search by material and find companies who recycle that material.

According to a news release, the new version of the directory includes interactive elements that allow businesses to connect with recyclers. It includes a list of 190 specific materials users can search through.

Technical upgrades include a new mapping feature along with the ability to download a PDF of relevant search results.

Recycling companies are now able to list themselves and update their information. Those companies include haulers, processors, brokers, and manufacturers, the majority of which are in North Carolina.

Officials hope the upgraded directory will lead to less material going to landfills.  

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