2016ConfLOGO 4in 100pdiThank you for helping make the 2016 conference a success! For information about the 2017 Annual Conference in East Lansing, click here

Click here to view the 2016 Conference Program - the most comprehensive document detailing the 2016 Governor's Recycling Summit and MRC Annual Conference, including the list of wonderful conference sponsors! 

As the State leads Michigan to double its recycling rate, governments, businesses, and recycling service providers are actively seeking information and advice about best management practices that will allow them to benefit from providing enhanced recycling services. The Department of Environmental Quality once again partnered with the Michigan Recycling Coalition to deliver its second Governor’s Recycling Summit in conjunction with the very successful MRC Annual Conference.  The 2016 Governor’s Recycling Summit & Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference is the largest showcase and gathering about recycling in Michigan. It took place on May 3-5, 2016 at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan. 


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Thank you to everyone who came to the conference! This year there were over 400 registered attendees over the 3 days of the conference. 


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"Top notch Keynote speakers this year!"

                                                            - Conference Attendee

 "Conference keeps getting better and
better every year!"

                                                                    -Conference attendee

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"Michigan's recycling community is energetic, committed,and highly engaged."

           - Conference Attendee

"This was my first conference for the
company, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I look forward to attending in the future." 

- Conference Attendee 

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Our exhibit hall spanned the Governor's Recycling Summit and the MRC Annual Conference Tuesday May 3rd and Wednesday 4th. The exhibit hall is one of the top features that draw people to the conference. With almost 50 exhibitors, the exhibit hall delivered an exciting variety of recycling professionals. Thank you to all of our 2016 exhibitors! 


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"Excellent networking opportunity."
- Conference exhibitor

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"Keeps a pulse on what is happening and provides networking/exposure to our company." 
- Exhibit hall attendee
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"Gave us visibility and a chance to explain the projects and programs we are capable of." 
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The Michigan Recycling Coalition 2016 Award of Excellence Application has been released! Help us identify and recognize programs that capture the spirit and intent of Recycle, MI. A place where recycling contributes to a healthy and vibrant community and economy. Congratulations to the 2016 award winners! 

Nominations for this award will begin in early 2017. All types of programs - big and small, public and private - will be considered. Examples of the types of programs that you may want to nominate include: recycling programs (public, private, commercial, corporate, industrial, school, etc), composting programs, education/outreach programs, waste reduction/reuse programs. The award winner will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition in East Lansing. 

 2014-2016 awards made by Lansing glass artist, Craig Mitchell Smith

SWMSWC Award      2016 Schupan Award 
                             Award of Program Excellence                                            Special Recognition Award of Merit for Service to Flint Residents
Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium                                                              Schupan Beverage Container Recycling

Mike Csapo
Award of Individual Excellence


2016 Sponsors


We cannot thank your 2016 sponsors enough for their support of the Michigan Recycling Coalition and the conference. The conference would not be possible without the generosity of these wonderful organizations. 

Grand Sponsor

 Grand-DEQ It is the best
conference/event focused
on recycling and waste
reduction in the state of
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Diamond Sponsor

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spoken, interesting, and delivered
relevent information.
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 Diamond-ReCommunity Excellent speakers on a diverse
number of topics. All very useful. 

          - Conference Attendee
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IMG 0141  This was my first conference
for the company and I
enjoyed myself thoroughly. I
look forward to attending in
the future.

            - Conference Attendee

Platinum Sponsor


You cannot be in this industry
and not attend.
                                                        - Conference Attendee


Excellent educational opportunity
and all of the participants are so
eager to share information and
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Very positive environment; great
networking; good updates on what is
happening inside big players in the
Michigan recycling world.
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 Gold-Chef  Gold-Emterra


 Gold Sponsor
Chef Container
Clean Tech
Emterra Environmental 
General Motors
IMG Rebel
MGM Grand Detroit
Resource Recycling Systems
Speed-Tech Equipment

 Gold-Clean-Tech  Gold-GM

Gold-RRS  Gold-Speed-Tech

Silver Sponsor
Carton Council
Cascade Cart Solutions
Dart Container
Emmet County
Ennis Recycling
Glass Recyclers
Great Lakes Recycling
Iris Waste Diversion Specialists
Rehrig Pacific Company
Republic Services
TABB Packaging Solutions

Bronze Sponsor
Metro Recycling Solutions
Michigan Recycling Partnership
Petoskey Plastics
Public Sector Consultants
Quality Farm Solutions
Recycle Ann Arbor
Valley City Electronic Recycling
Washtenaw County
Waste Management

Busch Systems
City of Huntington Woods




 Description  Lot Value

 St. Julian Late Harvest Riesling

Peninsula Cellars: Old School White


 St. Julian Cherry Wine

Chateau Chantel Naughty Red


 Chateau Chantel Nice Red

Chateau Chantel Semi Dry Riesling


Bonobo Winery Riesling Select

Donated by Schupan Recycling


Vivant Brewery and 4 Pack of Oberon

Donated by Schupan Recycling


3 bottle combo pack from Bier Distillery


Detroit Spirits Distilling Company 8 Mile Vodka

Donated by Schupan Recycling


New Holland Artisan Spirits Beer Barrel Bourbon 

Donated by Schupan Recycling


Journeyman Distillery Red Arrow Vodka

Donated by Schupan Recycling


Valentine Distillery Liberator Gin

Donated by Schupan Recycling


Traverse City Whiskey Company Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Donated by Schupan Recycling


6 pack Dark Horse Brewing Company Sapient Trip Ale/6 Pack Blackrocks Grand Rabbit Cream Ale

Donated by Schupan Recycling


6 pack Saugatuck Brewing Company Oval Beach Blonde and 4 pack of Griffin Claw Brewing Company Clubhouse American Cream Ale

Donated by Schupan Recycling


4 pack Cheboygan Brewing Company Lighthouse Amber and 6 pack Perrin Brewing Company Gold

Donated by Schupan Recycling


The Henry Ford: Famikly Membership


Michigan Science Center: Admission for four


Detroit Zoo: Family Day Pass (Four People)


Black Star Farms Inn: $250 gift certificate toward stay


4 Detroit Tigers Tickets with parking pass for Monday, May 23 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies Row 11 section 134 behind the Tigers dugout

Donated by Schupan Recycling


Righteous Bean Coffee: Coffee/Mugs Gift Basket


Repurposed wine barrel beer flight w/beer

Donated by Resource Recycling Systems


Office Chair

Donated by Haworth


Bocce Ball Set

Donated by Schupan Recycling



Donated by Metro Recycling Solutions



Donated by Metro Recycling Solutions


FitBit Wireless Wristband

Donated by Michigan Recycling Coalition


Jackery Bar Rechargeable External Battery Pack for Tablets & Smartphones

Donated by Michigan Recycling Coalition


Trendwoo Blade Foldable, Ultrathin, Waterproof, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Donated by Michigan Recycling Coalition


Set of 4 Solar Powered Lanterns

Donated by Michigan Recycling Coalition


Outdoor Patio Fire Pit

Donated by Michigan Recycling Coalition


25 Sure-Close Foodscrap Collection Containers

Donated by Sure-Close





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