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ReTRAC Authorizations Program
Authorizations and Reporting
The Materials Management Division (MMD) is expanding the opportunity for online registration and reporting, using less paper and making the registration and reporting process more efficient for everyone.
EGLE regulates Materials Management facilities under Part 115 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.
A Materials Utilization Facility is a facility that recycles, composts, or converts material into energy rather than disposing of material. These facilities can be:
- A materials recovery facilities (MRF)
- A composting facility
- An anaerobic digester.
- An innovative technology facility.
Michigan Organics Authorization Program
- Compost facilities are required to register and report under Part 115.
- Facilities will report through Re-TRAC Connect for their 3-year registrations and annual reports.
Michigan Diverted Materials Authorization Program
- Waste Diversions Centers are required to notify and report annually under Part 115.
- Waste Diversion Centers are required to be consistent with applicable county plans.
Michigan Electronic Waste Authorization Program
- Electronic Recyclers and Manufacturers are required to register and report under Part 173.
- Electronic Recyclers and Manufacturers will report annually through this program.
Michigan Scrap Tire Authorization Program
- Scrap Tire Collection Sites, Haulers, and End Users are required to register and report under Part 169.
- Facilities and Haulers will report through Re-TRAC Connect annually.
Michigan Solid Waste Authorization Program
- Landfills are required to register and report under Part 115.
- Facilities will report through Re-TRAC Connect quarterly and/or annually.
- Surcharge reports will be completed through this program.
Michigan Source Separated and Recyclable Materials Authorization Program
- Materials Recovery Facilities are required to report annually.
- Facilities that process more than 100 tons of material per year but has less than 100 tons on-site at any time are required to register every 5 years.
- Facilities that have more than 100 tons on-site at any time are required to obtain a general permit every 5 years.
Benefits of Voluntarily Reporting Materials Management Activities
Any organization managing materials can benefit from reporting using Re-TRAC. Reporting in Re-TRAC provides valuable material management planning information, analytical reports to track materials management progress, and allows Michigan to track its progress towards meetings its recycling, diversion, and carbon neutrality goals.
Organizations can join an Authorizations Program in Re-TRAC. For more details on how to join, check out A Guide to Joining the Michigan Authorizations Program.
For more information on upcoming launches, contact EGLE-M3@Michigan.gov.