Food, agriculture and organics is one of the most important sectors in the world of sustainable materials management. Landfilled organic material not only generates methane - a serious greenhouse gas - but also wastes the material's potential to be used in an economically and environmentally positive way. 


post and browse by-product and waste materials


receive guidance & conduct facilitated transactions


collaborate cross sector with other TN businesses

Why Participate?

If you're a food producer, farmer, brewer, organics processor, or food waste generator - the Tennessee Materials Marketplace is your best resource to get connected to use organics to their highest and best use and actively engage in Tennessee's circular economy.

Your facility may have waste or by-product:

These materials could be ideal feedstocks for:

  • Animal Feed

  • Black Soldier Fly Larvae Feed 

  • Compost Operations

  • Anaerobic Digestion 

  • Direct Reuse

  • Landscape Applications

In the Austin Materials Marketplace, over 360,000 lbs of organics have been diverted to higher and better use to date.

On the other hand, you may find materials in the Marketplace that replace virgin feedstocks or equipment in your own manufacturing process - cutting costs, creating positive environmental impact, and building your local supply chain.