In addition to the popular Annual Conference, the MRC offers a wide variety of training and educational opportunities throughout the year. They will be listed on this page and on our calendar as information becomes available. Interested in any of these trainings, or think we can help you in another way? Give us call, (517) 974-3672. We deliver programming based on need and interest.


 Current Trainings: 


MRM training is being offered as a three part series this fall 2017: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday October 5th, Thursday October 19th, and Thursday, November 2nd. Training will take place at the Isabella County Commission on Aging, 2200 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 48858

MRC Members: $350 series
Non-Members: $500 series

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Participants will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to support successful materials and recycling management programs. The training series is open to individuals in both the public and private sector. While ideal for those new to the industry, the practiced professional will also learn new approaches, gain new perspectives and have the opportunity to share their experience in this interactive format. Upon satisfactory completion of all 3 sections, participants will have earned a training certificate. 

Become a local expert on recycling and sustainable materials management. Understand the complexities of providing recycling opportunities and services in almost any setting. Learn about the industry and recycled materials collection, processing and markets. Promote recycling where you live, work and play.

Interested in sponsoring MRM training? We have a variety of options to meet your sponsorship goals. View sponsor benefits

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 Current 2017 MRM Sponsors:

Sponsors:   Isabella-County-joins-MITN-Purchasing-Group



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The MRC sponsored a new Deconstruction Training on October 15th 2015 at the MSU Surplus Store 468 Green Way, East Lansing, MI 48824

Objectives & Benefits

Learn how to manage a deconstruction site and the recovery of materials while gaining knowledge of the economic, social and environmental benefits.Study how to identify and evaluate the value of materials, as well as the feasibility to remove them.Learn how to best educate crews for maximum efficiency and compliance.Gain knowledge about the local salvage and resale markets.Networking opportunities within the deconstruction and demolition field.Receive educational materials, monitoring checklists, economic analysis worksheets and much more.Participants are eligible for 7.5 Credits through the GBCI.


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Focused training to help businesses develop and enhance in-house recycling programs

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In-depth study on recycling for the individual. Based on the Master Gardener approach to continuing education. 

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Training for recycling professionals who wish to teach a Master Recycler program in their community.

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Training for professional level operators of large-scale composting operations.

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In-depth study on composting for the individual. Based on the Master Gardener approach to continuing education.

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Training for recycling and composting professionals who wish to teach a Master Composter program in their community.