Waste and Materials Management Conference, December 13-14, 2017, Suburban Showplace, Novi, MichiganDate:  December 13, 2017  -  December 14, 2017
Time:  08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Suburban Showplace, Novi, MI

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Complying with waste regulations is important. Not only for the safety of our communities and employees, but also for the protection of our environment and natural resources, preserving them for enjoyment today and tomorrow. The numerous waste requirements can be overwhelming, and finding time to educate yourself about them is often difficult. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is offering this comprehensive conference to help you get the training you need at one time and in one place.

Join us to learn about proper waste and material management. Learn about hazardous waste, solid waste, and liquid industrial by-product regulations. Hear about important state-wide regulatory changes, emerging issues, and the practicalities of using unwanted materials as a resource to promote economic vitality, ecological integrity, and an improved quality of life for current and future generations. Take this opportunity to learn about Michigan’s waste regulations and meet one-on-one with DEQ program experts and service providers to get your questions answered.

who should attend?

Businesses, institutions, non-profits and municipalities, environmental professionals, and transport and disposal vendors will all benefit from this conference.

Responsible for blight removal in your community?  Learn demolition best practices and how to use EPAs bid specification tool to protect the health of your residents and the environment. Attendees will also learn the basic requirements for managing a demolition to meet the federal air standard for asbestos.

Any non-household that generates waste will learn important take-a-ways that can be put to practical use in day-to-day operations.

why should you attend?

  • It’s comprehensive -  This conference  offers four concurrent tracks that include sessions on hazardous and solid waste management, materials management, recycling, and landfill operations.
  • Connections - This conference will connect you to resources and people by providing you with an opportunity to network with consultants, transporters, disposal vendors and DEQ staff who can help you comply with waste regulations.
  • It’s affordable - only $145 for a full two days of training, meals and conference materials.

REGISTRATION FEE: $145 (Full Conference) / $85 (1 Day)*
Students and SOM Employees: $100 (Full) / $60 (1 Day)*
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, reception, and conference materials.

Includes exhibitor table, continental breakfast, lunch, reception, and conference materials for one staff person.

*Prices are good through November 22, 2017.  A late fee of $20 will be applied to any registrations made after November 22.


Alana Berthold
bertholda@michigan.gov   |  517-284-6854

For mobility, audio or other accessability needs at this event, please contact Matt Tomlinson, Event Coordinator, at 517-284-6888.  Any requests should be made upon registration to allow adequate time for response and accomodation.

continuing education:

Each day of the conference provides up to 5 contact hours for a total of 10 hours that qualify for:

  • CEHs for Professional Engineers – Up to 10
  • PDHs (Professional Development Hours) – Up to 10

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) uses CMPs to recertify for the following certifications:

  • CHMMs – Up to 10 CMPs  (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager)
  • CHMPs – Up to 10 CMPs  (Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner)
  • CDGPs – Up to 10 CMPS  (Certified Dangerous Goods Professional)



MARKETING PARTNERS:  West Michigan Chapter Air & Waste Management Association  East Michigan Chapter Air & Waste Management Assocation 

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