Michigan Local Recycling Policy Project (MiLRePP)

June 2021 - Current


The Michigan Local Recycling Policy Program (MiLRePP), conducted by CLOSUP on behalf of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is a stakeholder engagement program to understand Michigan communities' service provision, challenges, and needs regarding local recycling, through surveys of local government leaders and Michigan residents.

Funding partners

Funding to-date for the Michigan Local Recycling Policy Project (MiLRePP) has been provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

Fall 2021 Local Government Survey:

The MiLRePP Fall 2021 survey of local government officials was conducted by CLOSUP on behalf of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The survey was designed to gather leaders’ insights about their communities’ challenges and needs regarding local recycling in Michigan,

The survey covered a variety of issues related to materials management, waste collection, and recycling, including: local funding structures and recycling policies (or lack thereof), community member support for or opposition to recycling, perceptions of costs and barriers, resources needed to advance community recycling, and more.


The Fall 2021 MiLRePP was a special wave of CLOSUP’s ongoing Michigan Public Policy Survey

Surveys were sent by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) via the internet and hardcopy to top elected and appointed officials (including county administrators and board chairs; city mayors and managers; village presidents, clerks, and managers; and township supervisors, clerks, and managers) from all 83 counties, 280 cities, 253 villages, and 1,240 townships in the state of Michigan.

The survey was launched on October 4, 2021 and closed on December 6, 2021.

Survey Questionnare:

View the hardcopy survey questionnaire

Survey Results

Results of the survey will be available here on the CLOSUP website in the form of pre-run data tables as well as in reports.

Input on questionnaire design was provided by the following people:

Chad Rogers, EGLE
Elizabeth Garver, EGLE
Jeff Spencer, EGLE
Charlie Money, EGLE
Summer Minnick, Michigan Municipal League
Mike Shelden, Michigan Townships Association
Derek Melot, Michigan Association of Counties
Kerrin O'Brien, Michigan Recycling Coalition
Jim Frey, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
Matt Naud, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
Anna Lynott, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Looking for More?

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact CLOSUP at 734-647-4091 or by email to [email protected]. For resources on local recycling issues in Michigan, visit the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy website

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