About

The Michigan Waste & Recycling Association represents businesses and municipalities that provide waste- and recycling-related services. The group’s members advocate for safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound waste hauling, disposal, recycling, composting and landfill gas-to-energy programs. MWRA member companies pick up our trash and convert it to power. They collect our recyclables and send them to be made into new products. In essence, they provide a way for the residents of Michigan to put discarded items to use as a valuable resource.

 

The Michigan Waste & Recycling Association advocates for safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound waste hauling, disposal, recycling, composting and landfill gas-to-energy programs. Its members conduct business throughout Michigan, and include companies and communities that collect and manage trash, recycling, yard waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, as well as a variety of related service providers.

 

Mission

The Michigan Waste & Recycling Association (MWRA) advocates safe,

economically sustainable and environmentally sound waste hauling,

disposal, recycling, composting and landfill gas-to-energy programs.

2022 Leadership Team

Kevin Kendall, President

Mr. Kendall is the sales manager for the Flint-Pinconning business unit of Republic Services.  He has over 30 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry.

Chris Phillips, Vice President

Mr. Phillips is the community relations representative for Landfill Management Company, headquartered in Watervliet.  He has over 15 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry.

Russ Boersma, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Boersma is the general manager of Arrowaste, Inc., headquartered in Jenison.  He has over 20 years of management experience in the hauling industry.

Debbie Johnston, Technical Standards Committee Chair

Ms. Johnston is an environmental engineer for Waste Management.  She has over 30 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry

Legislative Committee Chair

Christina Pearse, Membership Committee Chair

Ms. Pearse is an environmental manager for Republic Services.  She has over 20 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry.

Paul Sgriccia, Website Committee Chair

Mr. Sgriccia is a former MWRA president and is a regional environmental compliance manager for GFL Environmental.