New Campaign Hopes to Improve Recycling

Recycling programs in the state of Michigan are getting some help through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The infrastructure grants totaling $1.23 million hope to improve and expand recycling programs in eight Lower Peninsula counties. Locally, Sanilac County is one of the eight that will be receiving funding. The county will receive $129,000. The funding will be used to expand the county’s recycling collection program by adding storage, thereby enabling staff to accept recyclable materials that are currently not being collected. Recycling locations will also be increased throughout the county. The grants will also support the new “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign, EGLE’s first-ever statewide effort to better inform Michiganders of what can – and cannot – be recycled and how to recycle correctly. EGLE Director Liesl Clark said the state of Michigan wants to inspire and inform more people than ever before about how to recycle better and more frequently.