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May 1, 2015




Summit & Conference registration ends at noon!
Registrants will receive a confirmation email mid-day today. If you have questions about the status of your attendance please contact the MRC office.

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Vote! - May 5th is mid-term Election Day, drop by City Hall to vote absentee if you plan on coming to the Governor's Recycling Summit. Proposal 1 is a big deal. May 6th is the last day to vote for MRC Board of Directors Representatives. Members received a link to an electronic ballot on April 2nd, use the link provided via email to vote by Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm or visit the registration desk after the crowds disperse to vote.

MRC office closed from May 18 - 29 - Staff needs a break! If you have important business with the MRC, please feel free to reach out to the MRC Executive Committee: Bill Gurn, Lori Welch, Kris Jolley or Bill Haagsma. Policy initiatives seeking to update the E-Waste Takeback Program and possibly require reporting of recycling data may see some action, so keep you eyes peeled for communications from MRC Policy Committee Chair, Mike Csapo. Conference follow-up may be delayed but, rest assured, we'll pick up where we left off upon our return. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Recycling & Composting News 


The Economist gets it right - An Earth Day article explores the opportunities and challenges of recycling. Read it...

Getting down to brass tacks - The Recycling Partnership, formerly known as The Curbside Value Partnership, is all about carts these days. We know that recycling carts are a key to increasing material volumes and both The Recycling Partnership and the Closed Loop Fund are providing funding opportunities, support and outreach materials to help communities make the switch. If you haven't looked at these opportunities for your programs, it's time. 


Mark your calendars!
Materials & Recycling Management Training
- Is a three part series taking place on June 3rd, June 17th, and July 1st in Mt.Pleasant. This training gives participants a comprehensive view of recycling and the knowledge and resources needed to support successful materials and recycling management programs in both the public and private sectors. Ideal for those new to the industry, but practiced professionals will also learn new approaches and perspectives.Cost for MRC members: $300 series, non-members: $450 series. Register here...

Resources, Jobs, Grants, Training...


Social media theme - This month's social media theme will feature recycling program and resources that show how Michigan is picking up speed towards it's recycling goals. If you have an organizational program that deserves to be highlighted share it with the MRC Office.

Chef needs a Logistics Supervisor - The Logistics Supervisor’s responsibilities include daily scheduling and supervision of driver activities, performance measurement and problem resolving logistics issues.
Learn more...

RAA seeks Curbside Collections Manager - This manager is responsible for the comprehensive operations of the curbside department, including staff supervision, route management, customer service, marketing and budget. Recycle Ann Arbor is also seeking a Reuse Center Sales Associate. Learn more...

EPS infrastructure grants available - The Foam Recycling Coalition grant program helps fund infrastructure for the collection, processing and marketing of products made from polystyrene foam. For details...

Proclaim and Remind - Recycle, MI signs are durable aluminum indoor/outdoor signs that connect your program to the statewide campaign. 18x18 $40, 24x24 $65, 30x30 $90, excludes shipping. Order your's...

Want more recycling news? - If you're not currently receiving this newsletter on a weekly basis it's because you're not a MRC member. Join the MRC to receive the many benefits of membership and this newsletter weekly. Learn more and join here... 

Recycling Directory - Are you listed in MRC's Recycling Directory? Is your information accurate and up-to-date? Take a look and let us know if something is amiss.

"I want to be recycled." Contact your local media outlets and ask them to play these Ad Council PSAs.

Kuntzsch Business Services look for grants here!

Approved County Solid Waste Plans

Michigan Energy & Environment Dashboard

Resource Recycling and all of Jerry Powell's publications are free to MRC members.

Send us your news, jobs postings, and fresh content. We'll share.
 


Support our Sponsors!

MI Dept. of Environmental Quality

Diamond
Rizzo Environmental Services,
ReCommunity Recycling

Platinum
Ameri-Shred,
Haworth,
Meijer,
Resource Recycling Systems


Gold
American Waste,
Clean Tech,
Emterra Environmental,
GLR,
IMG Rebel,
Kent County,
National Cart Marketing,
Schupan Recycling


Silver

Carton Council,
Cascade Cart Solutions,
Chef Container,
Comprenew Environmental,
Covanta Energy,
Dart,
Emmet County Recycling,
Ennis Recycling,

Glass Recyclers,
Iris Waste Diversion Specialists,
Michiana Recycling & Disposal,
MI Recycling Partnership,
Nichols,
PADNOS,
Public Sector Consultants,

Pratt Industries,
RecycleBank,
Rehrig Pacific Co.,
Republic Services,
Simple Recycling,
SOCRRA,
Speedtech Equipment
,
TABB Packaging,
3S International


Bronze
Alloy Exchange,
COM2,
EJ Plastics,
Metro Recycling Solutions,
Petoskey Plastics,
Quality Farm Drainage,
Recycle Ann Arbor,
RRRASOC,
Steelcase,
Washtenaw County,
Waste Management
WEBINARS
& EVENTS

MRC Conference & Governor's Recycling Summit - May 5-7, 2015, Kalamazoo Radisson

PSI Paint Stewardship 101 - May 7, 2pm

NRC SMM Summit - May 12-13, College Park, MD

Waste 360 The Cost of Recycling - May 14, 2pm

APR An APR Pricing Tool Creating More Value for MRF's - May 12, 1pm

PSI Advanced Paint Stewardship 2015 - May 21, 2pm

MRC- MRM Training in Mt. Pleasant- June 3, June 17, and July 1

Resource Recovery Educators of Michigan Meeting - June 9

APR Foam Recycling: Facts, Figures & Market Potential - June 23, 1pm

APR What Really Goes in that Bale? Mixed Rigid Bale Study - Aug 11, 1pm

APR Resources to Support Domestic Plastic Recycling Markets - Sept 15, 1pm

Resource Recycling Conference, Indianapolis - Sept 28-30

Resource Recovery Educators of Michigan Meeting - Oct 13

APR Keep Your Caps On! Update - Oct 27, 1pm
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2014-2015
Board of Directors


Bill Gurn, Chair
Haworth, Inc.
Lori Welch, V.C.
City of Lansing
Kris Jolley, Treasurer
MSU Surplus & Recycling
Bill Haagsma, Secretary
Speed-Tech Equipment
Dar Baas
Kent County DPW
Matt Biolette
Chef Container
Jill Brown
Metro Recycling Solutions
Roger Cargill
Schupan Recycling
Mike Csapo
RRRASOC
Matt Flechter
MDEQ
Stephen Klemann
ReCommunity Recycling
Kate Neese
Clinton County
Don Pyle
DSWMA
Cheryl Ann Schmidt
Dart Container
Rob Spaulding
Livingston County

Staff
Kerrin O'Brien,
Executive Director
Katie Fahey, Program Administrator
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