Get the Recognition You Deserve!
MRC's Recycling Certification program is designed to help you identify opportunities, reach your recycling goals, and share your progress.
MRC RECYCLING CERTIFICATION CATEGORIES:
- Business Recycling Certification - MRC member: $399 processing fee; Non-member $499 processing fee
Any business, from an office setting to a retail establishment, is eligible to receive recognition through the program. Does your business have an exceptional office paper recycling program or an employee training program that educates employees on the proper way reduce waste and recycle? If so the Business Recycling Certification is for you. Application Form (pdf)
- Municipal Recycling Certification - MRC member: $199 processing fee; Non-member: $299 processing fee
Townships, Municipalities, Counties, and Waste Authorities are all eligible to apply for certification under the Municipal Recycling Certification form. Not only will Certified Recyclers be able to promote their exceptional curbside, drop-off, or education program, like all the certification categories, they see new opportunities to take their program to a higher level. Application Form (pdf)
- Manufacturing Recycling Certification - MRC member: $399 processing fee; Non-member $499 processing fee
The Manufacturing Recycling Certification was created to recognize Michigan businesses that use resources wisely by recycling scrap and discard from their manufacturing processes. A Michigan manufacturer that reuses and/or recycles waste generated in their manufacturing process or has a policy to purchase recycled content office products should consider applying to be certified. Application Form (pdf)
- School Recycling Certification MRC member - $199 processing fee; Non-member: $299 processing fee
Schools with recycling programs should apply to be certified. By completing the certification form the school can learn additional ways to improve the school’s recycling program. Along with other certification programs, the MRC School Recycling certification will allow the school to promote its efforts to make wise choices about protecting the earth’s land, air, and water. Application Form (pdf)
- Household and Neighborhood Association Recycling Certification - $59 processing fee
Households and neighborhoods can show their recycling pride by applying for MRC recycling certification. Are you or someone you know an avid recycler? Does your neighborhood make special recycling efforts? By applying to be certified you can receive recognition for your efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Application Form (pdf)
Program benefits will be awarded on a certification level basis. Certified Recyclers will receive:
Certified Recycler window cling (dated with the years of certification)
Certified Recycler window cling, Certified Recycler certificate, press release mailed to 2 local media outlets
Certified Recycler window cling, Certified Recycler certificate, press release mailed to 4 local media outlets, recognition on the MRC website
Certified Recycler window cling, Certified Recycler plaque & certificate, recognition on the MRC website, link to website
Applications are reviewed by the Program Oversight Committee quarterly and processed within 90 days of the quarter. Recyclers will be certified for two-years with the term noted on their window cling. Certified Recyclers will be notified prior to their two year anniversary date to reapply for active certification after the initial two-year time span. The Program Oversight Committee will review applications and recommend/guide a course of action, to audit the facility, if necessary, for certification.