You’ve been accepted at American Waste’s Recycling University, and tuition is free! What can be recycled? How should recyclables be prepared for American Waste? Find out by touring Michigan’s largest recycling facility north of Grand Rapids. Get an up-close-and-personal look behind the scenes of the recycling industry, or we can bring Recycling U to you.

American Waste enthusiastically supports the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s Know It Before You Throw It education campaign. We’re committed to doing our part to double Michigan’s recycling rate from 15%⁠—one of the nation’s lowest⁠—to 30% by 2025.


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Civic, professional and school groups are invited to learn about recycling through tours of our facility, off-site presentations and other educational opportunities. Complete this form and we’ll be in touch to set up your course.

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