Michigan Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Recyclable materials: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9801 to 299.9807 and MAC r. 299.9206

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Switch removal: MAC r. 299.9228

Nonhazardous waste recycling: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11539

Scrap tires: MCL 324.16901 to 324.16911

Batteries: MCL 324.17101 to 324.17107

Plastic products labeling: MCL 324.16101 to 324.16104

Used oil recycling: MCL 324.16701 to 324.16705

Electronic Waste Takeback Program: Michigan Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), MCL 324.17301 to 324.17333

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling. See the national section RECYCLING for more information. In addition, Michigan has a program that encourages the proper handling of mercury-containing switches from vehicles.

Michigan has its own nonhazardous (solid) waste recycling rules that include solid waste management plan requirements.

Michigan generally follows the federal pollution prevention rules, including adopting the federal definitions for pollution prevention and waste minimization. For additional information, see the state section POLLUTION PREVENTION.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the hazardous waste and nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Michigan.

State Requirements


MAC r. 299.9206

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