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Michigan Recycling Coalition to Recognize Top Recyclers at 26th Annual Conference


Each year the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the state for innovative recycling, composting, and waste management education programs. By recognizing and publicizing innovative programs, the MRC hopes to increase the effectiveness and profile of resource recovery efforts in Michigan. The MRC is seeking nominations for Recycler of the Year, Spotlight Recognitions, and Outstanding Achievement in the following areas:


-Recycling Program

-Commercial/Institutional Recycling

-Special Event Recycling

-Composting Program

-Materials Processing

-Special Collections

-School Recycling

-Public Education

-Service Provider



The “Recycler of the Year” Award recognizes an individual, community, business, or group that provides outstanding leadership in waste reduction and recycling in their region or field.


The “Spotlight Recognition” is for one-time projects, programs, or events that illustrate effective, creative and innovative program efforts.


The nomination form is available at michiganrecycles.org. Deadline for submissions will be April 15, 2008.  Winners will be announced at the 26th Annual Conference and Recycling Business Expo at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, May 13-15, 2008.  Nominations are open to any one in Michigan.

The MRC is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to foster effective resource use in Michigan by developing, supporting and educating a coalition of business, government, non-profit and individual members working toward the common goals of waste reduction, recycling, reuse, composting and recycled-content purchasing.

Winners from 2007 include:


Recycler of the Year

Tom Dean, SOCRRA


Outstanding Recycling Education Program

Mid Michigan Waste Authority


Outstanding Reduction & Reuse Program

U of M Waste Management Services


Outstanding Special Event Recycling Program

City of Lansing Waste Reduction Services


Outstanding Business Recycling Program

Abbott Nutrition


Outstanding Composting Program

City of Lansing Waste Reduction Services


Outstanding Recycling Program

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe