Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing)  Governor Rick Snyder plans to roll out a recycling initiative later this fall. And legislation aimed at changing how Michigan recycles is already in the works. 

An Elkhart, Indiana Material Recovery Facility
Recycle Works

The city is moving to single-stream recycling starting October 1st. Residents will now throw all of their recycling into one large cart that will be picked up every other week. The City of Kalamazoo will host an open house at the Community Room in City Hall to discuss the new program on Wednesday, August 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Waste Management Task Force Holds Public Meeting

Jul 20, 2016
The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) sorting recyclables
Recycle Works

(MPRN-Lansing) Members of the public told a state panel that they have concerns about landfills in their backyards. The hearing on Wednesday was part of the Department of Environmental Quality’s waste management task force. 

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Plans are getting underway to send less trash to landfills in Michigan and to find more ways to re-use it. 


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced grants to recycle scrap tires Tuesday. The $2.9 million grants will fund research on products that can be made from used tires - including a better form of asphalt for the state’s roads.