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Rural Michigan Electronic Waste Recycling Takes Off!

Waste Advantage reports on how rural Michigan communities are stepping up to recycle electronic waste.

More Than 100 Michigan Communities to Lead Michigan in Residential Recycling

Waste Advantage reports on Michigan communities joining state, regional and national partners to combat recycling contamination and improve the capture of high-quality recyclables across the Great Lakes State. Partnering with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming recycling for good, as well as material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, and resource and solid waste management authorities, communities will develop and implement operational and educational strategies to improve the quality of their recycling streams, leading to cleaner recycling practices and a reduction in the amount of contaminated materials improperly going into recycling.

EGLE Launches Michigan Materials Management (M3) Roadmap

The State of Michigan is working toward the highest and best use practices for all managed materials and improving our state's recycling, composting, and waste reduction participation.

House Hears Testimony on Solid Waste Legislation

Lansing State Journal reports on the recent House Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Recycling and Proper Disposal of Personal Protection Equipment During COVID 19

WasteAdvantage discusses recycling and proper PPE disposal during COVID-19.

EGLE 2019 Air Quality Division Report

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) approved 413 air permits in Fiscal Year 2019, pursued 37 enforcement actions and performed more than 1,000 asbestos inspections, according to the Air Quality Division’s recent report.

Coronavirus Impacts Solid Waste Managers

When it comes to waste generated by COVID-19, stakeholders in the waste and recycling industry are closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks and developments.  Waste 360 reports.

EGLE Releases 2019 Solid Waste Receipt Report

EGLE Launches Online FOIA Portal

Submit requests for public records, track the progress of any requests in real time, receive updates, pay invoices online, and download electronic records thru EGLE's new portal system.

EGLE Recycling Raccoons Receive WasteDive Award

Cannabis - An Emerging Waste Stream

Waste Today discusses the legalization of marijuana in many states and the impact it is having on the waste industry.

MWRA Landfill Leachate Study Technical Report

MWRA Landfill Leachate Study Summary

Inspecting Your Truck - What Drivers Should Know

Waste Advantage provides tips on helping drivers understand their role in keeping vehicles safe on the road. 

2018 Solid Waste Receipt Report

The Era of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End

Waste Advantage Magazine's discussion on single stream recycling and contamination. 

State of the Recycling Industry - Capital Markets Conference Recap

From Waste Today, a recap of the "State of the Recycling Industry" presentation held at the recent Capital Markets Conference in Chicago.

MDEQ SWRA Updates

Information on recommendations to increase the recycling rate and update Michigan’s solid waste laws. The recommendations focus on solid waste as a resource that promotes economic vitality, ecological integrity, and improved quality of life by revitalizing the materials management planning process, creating a level playing field for materials management facilities, promoting recycling, and more. 

Tariffs Inject More Uncertainty

Recycling Today article on the impact of tariffs.

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