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.

2019 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, community relations representative for Landfill Management Company, headquartered in Watervliet, has over 10 years of industry experience.

Russ Boersma, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Boersma, general manager of Arrowaste, Inc., headquartered in Jenison, Michigan, has  20 years of experience dealing with all aspects of managing a hauling company.  

Rich Paajanen, Chair, Technical Standards Committee

Mr. Paajanen, engineering manager for Waste Management’s Michigan landfills, has over 30 years of industry experience centered around solid waste landfills.

Tonia Olson, Chair, Legislative Committee

Ms. Olson, director of governmental and community relations for Granger, headquartered in Lansing, Michigan has over 20 years of experience in the industry, she was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Council on Recycling by Governor Snyder.  

Chris Phillips, Chair, Membership Committee

Mr. Phillips, community relations representative for Landfill Management Company, headquartered in Watervliet, has over 10 years of industry experience.

Tanisha Sanders, Chair, Website Committee

Ms. Sanders, area director, government affairs and communications for Waste Management, has over 15 years of experience in public policy, regulatory and governmental affairs, and community engagement.

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Contact Us:
Michigan Waste & Recycling Association
124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1900 Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: 517-484-6561 Fax: 517-484-4442
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