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Solid Waste Programs

EGLE is focused on reducing the impacts of material choices on our natural resources, the environment, and climate by establishing convenient, inclusive access to recycling, organics management, waste reduction opportunities, and adequate disposal options.

Consistent with Michigan's Solid Waste Policy, our programs recognize waste as a resource that should be managed to promote economic vitality, ecological integrity, and improved quality of life in a way that fosters sustainability. In addition to ensuring that waste disposal practices are protective of the public and environment, we promote a systematic approach to using/reusing resources productively and sustain-ably throughout their life cycles, from the point of resource extraction through material recycling or final disposal.

Materials management includes managing recyclables, organics, tires, wood, concrete, and other materials traditionally considered trash and landfilled.

Payment Information

Some Part 115 Facilities are required to pay fees with their registrations or permits. To determine if you are one of these facilities, please review the Materials Management Facility page and complete any available surveys through the online Authorizations Program.

For mail in payment, a program specific fee form is required. 

For REGISTRATIONS, please use the following forms:

Anaerobic Digester Fee Form
Composting Facility Fee Form
Materials Recovery Facility Fee Form
Processing and Transfer Facility Fee Form

 

All payments should be mailed ,with the corresponding fee form, to :

Standard US Postal Service
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Authorizations Program
P.O. Box 30657
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8157

Overnight Delivery
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Accounting Service Center
425 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933

How Landfills Work

Have you ever wondered:

  • How landfills work?
  • How they are designed, operated and maintained?
  • What happens every day at a landfill?
  • What role EGLE has in overseeing landfills and protecting human health and the environment? 

Check out our story map to answer all of these questions and more. 

Launch the story map: How Landfills Work 

Sustainable Materials Management Hierarchy

The sustainable materials management hierarchy prioritizes actions we can all take to prevent and divert unwanted materials from being landfilled. Each level in the hierarchy focuses on different management strategies for recovering value from unwanted materials.  The top levels share the best ways to prevent and divert materials from being landfilled. They provide the most benefits for the environment, society, and the economy, while the bottom levels represent the worst options. 

Preventing waste is the simplest action each of us can do to preserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and curb climate change.

Download the sustainable materials management hierarchy
Preview of the Materials Management facilities map
Preview of the Materials Management facilities map

Michigan Materials Management Facilities web map

In addition to ensuring that waste disposal practices are protective of the public and environment, we promote a systematic approach to using/reusing resources productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, from the point of resource extraction through material recycling or final disposal. Materials management includes managing recyclables, organics, tires, wood, concrete, and other materials traditionally considered trash and landfilled.


Launch web map

View the interactive map to explore the location of the Materials Management facilities.

Access data

The data used in the map is available to download and to view as a table.

Maps and data portal

Find all of EGLE's web maps and open data centralized to one location.