Governing Law and Regulations
Recyclable materials: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9801 to 299.9807 and MAC r. 299.9206
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
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.
MAC r. 299.9206
Owners or operators of facilities that recycle recyclable materials without storing them before they are recycled are ...