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The DEQ promotes wise management of Michigan's air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy.

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The Governor’s Recycling Summit and 33rd Annual Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference, taking place May 5-7, mark the end of the first year of Governor Snyder’s two year push to double Michigan’s recycling rate. If Michigan is going to emerge as a recycling leader, it’s going to take a concerted effort on behalf of all stakeholders.

Register today!

Understand your role in creating a vibrant recycling economy in your community.

Join local, regional, state, public and private sector decision-makers at the Governor’s Recycling Summit as speakers make the case for recycling, share stories of success across the supply chain, light a path for the future, and report out about current research and activities taking place to achieve the Governor's 30% recycling goal.

Summit Highlights

  • Keynote Stephen Sikra, Procter & Gamble Company
    How sustainability goals are moving the needle on recycling
  • We Know Now – Michigan’s Baseline Recycling Rate
  • Panel Discussion: The Economics of Recycling
  • Special Awards Announcements from the DEQ
  • Some Perspective from the Governor’s Recycling Council
  • DEQ Sponsored Awards Reception & Exhibition Hall Grand Opening


GET all of your recycling questions answered in one place.
NETWORK with recycling and composting experts from the public and private sector across the state.
TALK with vendors of services and products that are ready to meet your needs.
LEARN about current and next generation materials management and recycling issues.

 Don't get left behind! Do your part to help Michigan become a leader again in recycling. Take a seat at the table to get a flavor of what's to come from the Governor's recycling initiative and support Michigan's environment and economy for future generations. 

The 33rd Annual Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference will follow the Summit May 6-7. Highlights include Keynotes Mark Lichtenstein, National Recycling Coalition & Damon Carson, repurposedMATERIALS, Exhibition Hall networking, and twelve 50 minute sessions exploring a variety of topics ranging from public and private collaboration to the challenge of debris management after disaster to funding and managing the step up to recycling carts.

Register by April 10 to receive these discounted prices:

  • Summit registration only (May 5): $135
  • Full Summit & Conference (May 5 – 7): $350 for MRC members, $425 for not yet members
  • Wednesday conference only (May 6): $175 for MRC members, $250 for not yet members
  • Thursday conference only (May 7): $150 for MRC members, $225 for not yet members


 Reg and Info

 Please contact the MRC office at 517-974-3672 with any questions.​