Recycling is the process of collecting materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling is a benefit to Michigan's environment and economy.
Use the links below to find more information on recycling in your community.
Household- use this link to find the recycling contact for your county
Earth 911- a zip code based search for local recycling opportunities
Earth Easy- solutions for sustainable every day living
If you are interested in using Recycle, MI campaign materials to promote recycling efforts in your area, please feel free to download and use the documents below.
Recycle, MI logo (JPG)
Consumer Recycling sheet (PDF)
Children's worksheet (PDF)
Textile Recovery: The Flow of Textiles in Michigan (12/5/13)
This event was a success! Some great discussions about the flow of textiles- options for reuse and recycling. Check back soon for information on topics discussed and presentations given by speakers at this event, as they will be available shortly.
Thank you to all the sponsors, speakers and attendees who made this event possible!
2014 Annual Conference Call for Speakers
Ann Arbor Marriot Eagle Crest Resort in YpsilantiDo you know of a great recycling, waste reduction or composting program in your area? Nominate them to receive the Michigan Recycling Coalition's Recycling Excellence Award, presented at this year's conference.
Make recycling work!
Become a member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition.
The Michigan Recycling Coalition:
Consider becoming a Sponsoring Member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition and receiving a wide variety of additional benefits throughout the year.
MRC Membership Categories:
Sustaining Member $500
Large Business $250
Small Business $150
Government & Nonprofit 501(c)3 $150
Go to the NRC website for more information.
Get the Most Out of Membership in the MRC:
Actively participating in MRC events and committees will help you get the most out of your membership. MRC represents you and to ensure that your voice is heard, we need to hear from you. Consider getting involved. We hope to make it easy for you by utilizing the latest communication tools and technologies; understanding that participating may be difficult for members in remote areas.
Get the Recognition You Deserve!
MRC Certified Recyclers stand apart from their peers, demonstrationg a commitment to making choices to conserve resources, reduce waste, recycle, and purchase green.
The MRC Recycling Certification Program was developed out of a need to recognize businesses, governments, institutions, communities, and individuals for their efforts in reducing waste through recycling, composting, smart planning and purchasing. The Certification Program provides participants a method of documenting and promoting their recycling efforts through an established, state-wide recognition program. By helping participants achieve recognition for their efforts, the MRC raises public awareness of waste reduction possibilities and encourages greater participation in recycling and composting programs state-wide.
Applicants must describe their waste reduction efforts, accurately on the appropriate form: Business, Municipal, Manufacturing, School, or Household/Neighborhood Association Recycling Program. After submitting the form with appropriate payment to the MRC office or participating certifier, the information will be verified and participants will be recognized as a 1, 2, 3, or 4 Star Recycler.
The MRC will promote Certified Recyclers with a variety of promotional tools, on the MRC website and through other Coalition outlets. The MRC continues to grow opportunities for exposure of the program and its participants. Additional Certified Recycler categories are continually being considered and may be added to the program at a later date.
Learn more about Recycling Certification here.