Take the pledge to reduce landfilled waste 20% by 2020 and 90% by 2030.

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I PLEDGE TO

Learn.

I will find out what materials are collected for recycling and reuse in my community.

Act.

I will reduce my trash by recycling the right types of things.

Share.

I will share my experience with my family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and/or employees and encourage them to learn more about the resources available to them.


Check here if you also represent a business.

Thank You, Businesses!

SJA Solutions
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
The GFB: Gluten Free Bar
Green Valley Recycling & Disposal Service, Inc.
Lenawee County Solid Waste Dept.
Sustainable Research Group
Valley City Electronic Recycling
Perrigo
The Image Shoppe
The High Five Program
Organic Waste Systems, Inc.
ArtPrize Grand Rapids
ArtPrize
Comprenew
Ottawa County Department of Public Health
Speed-Tech Equipment
WebTecs
Kent County DPW

Thank You, Residents!

Allen
Amy
Hunter
Cortney
Steve
Addie
Laura
Laura
Jeremy
Jennifer
Payton
Katie
LeMieux Classroom
E
Tom
Karen
Patti
Alicia
Robin
Julie
Al
Autumn
Trisha
Cindy
Margaret
Hannah
Ken
Diane
Jonathan
Chris
Julie
Addie
Catherine
Adam
Darrell
Deb
Lissa
D
Christina
Mary
Brittney
Zachary
Stacy
Kathy
Patrick
Vickie
Jennifer
Kami
Natasha
Kathy
Stephanie
Chelle
Kelly
Jackie
Rachel
Mary
Megan
Stephanie
Mandy
Cameron
Lisa
Anna
Dan
Stacey
Sherri
Shana
Elly
Doantrang
Patrick
Mary
Penny
Derek
Jaenell
Christian
Ben
Scott
Tracy
Robin
Jusitne
Michelle
Larry
Peggy
Brenda
Trisha
Robert
Laurie
Amanda
Jessica
Joshua
Stephanie
Bryon
Shelly
Dana
Angela
Bradley
Hailey
Heather
Lashell
Paul
Kayla
Ron
Katie
constance
Sara
Matt
Sarah
Wren
Becky
Tracey
Megan
L
Chris
Elissa
Nic
Neisha
Daniel
Dar
Kristen
Jim
Lauren
Deborah
Paul
Molly
Danny
Tera

IMAGINE THE POTENTIAL

West Michigan disposes of material totaling $56 million in potential economic value in landfills and through waste-to-energy. These materials include corrugated cardboard, food scraps & other organic material, and construction & demolition waste. This material has potential employment value of 370 jobs.

West Michigan Solid Waste Composition

Mean % By Weight
Solid Waste Composition

Total Value of West Michigan MSW

Material Disposed
Solid Waste Composition

Source: West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
2016 Michigan MSW Valuation Study. wmsbf.org/msw.

READ THE FULL REPORT

Economic Impact Potential and Characterization
of Municipal Solid Waste in West Michigan

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Grand Valley State University worked with Michigan recyclers and waste companies to analyze the composition of municipal solid waste currently land filled and incinerated in West Michigan and Michigan, and the economic value of this material.

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Imagine wood pallets becoming wood chips.

Wood

Imagine you could take wood pallets and make wood chips.

Imagine used boxes being recycled into a nice new boxes.

Cardboard

Imagine used boxes being recycled into nice new boxes.

Imagine food scraps nourshing your garden.

Food Scraps

Imagine you could use food scraps to nourish your garden.

Imagine spent brewing hops powering homes.

By-Products

Imagine spent brewing hops powering homes.

WATCH THE LANDFILL VIDEO