About Material Matters

Material Matters, Inc. was formed in 1997 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to conduct professional consulting services in the area of biosolids and residuals. The initial focus was professional services related to land application of biosolids and residuals in Pennsylvania. In the years since, we have expanded to serve not only municipalities, but also commercial and industrial clients, with diverse expertise and offerings in the areas of odor assessment, master planning, processing improvements, permitting, Class A process evaluation, marketing, data management, bench and pilot studies, demonstration studies, phosphorus management, composting, water quality nutrient trading, and Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Material Manager™

In 2004 Material Matters brought the Material Manager™ database to the marketplace, a relational database management application for biosolids and other residuals. This program assists wastewater treatment facilities with managing, record-keeping, and reporting to help assure their biosolids programs comply with state and federal regulations. The program can be easily customized to meet specific state agronomic and reporting needs, and has been refined for use in 11 states nationally.

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Material Matters to enable our clients to accomplish innovative management solutions for their biosolids and residuals programs by providing leading edge, integrated professional services.


Small Business and Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)
Material Matters, Inc. is classified as a small business and is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by several government entities. These include Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), PA UCP, City of Philadelphia (PA), City of Harrisburg (PA), NY State, and NYC.


Material Matters welcomes resumes from talented, qualified professionals seeking to join our team and accomplish our mission.


A listing of published papers, presentations, and lectures lectures is available on the publications page.

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