Small businesses with excess inventory or obsolete merchandise can sell, trade or donate those materials through the California Materials Exchange Catalog (CALMAX).
Published by the Integrated Waste Management Board, CALMAX lists available goods in a bimonthly catalog that is distributed free throughout the state to businesses, schools and other institutions. Materials are listed by region and by category, such as construction, containers, durable goods, glass or paper. The catalog also lists people seeking items, and CALMAX staff will help match individuals seeking an item with businesses that have it. Materials must be donated to schools but can be sold to or traded with other businesses and institutions.
In conjunction with the hard-copy catalog, CALMAX has a home page on the World Wide Web, featuring a version of the catalog that is updated weekly. Access it at http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov./mrt/calmax/calmax.htm
For more information about listing in the CALMAX catalog, contact the Local Government Commission at (916) 448-1198.