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EGLE to host Virtual Michigan Materials Management Conference on February 13 and 14 to cover big changes to state’s solid waste law

When Governor Whitmer signed an eight-bill package in December 2022 to modernize the state’s solid waste law, it put in motion big changes for Michigan municipalities and others as they transition to new ways of managing discarded materials.

Recycling carts at the Hispanic Festival in Grand Rapids in August 2022.

Visitors at the Hispanic Festival in Grand Rapids had the option of trash, recycling and compost bins.


That’s the focus of the Virtual Michigan Materials Management Conference to be held Feb. 13 to 14.

It will focus on the law changes and will provide regional, county, and municipal planners; landfill, compost, and recycling facility operators; and consultants alike with valuable information and tools to foster compliance, advance a circular economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and address climate change. 

The conference gives those and others the opportunity to learn about what the law changes mean and how they benefit everyone across Michigan. Check out the conference’s agenda and the list of speakers.

How to participate:

This virtual Michigan Materials Management Conference will use an online platform called Whova to facilitate networking opportunities and information sharing.  Participants will access the conference sessions through the Whova Web App.  Don’t worry if you can't attend all sessions. Recordings of all sessions will be posted in Whova and be available to everyone who registers for the event.

Register today to take part in the conference and network directly with EGLE staff and professionals from around the state.  The conference provides up to 8 Continuing Education/Professional Development hours and the cost is only $20.