Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium


The task force members tour a local landfill in Berrien County to observe recycling and other ways to manage trash.

Recycling Facility

Touring a recycling facility in Berrien County

Drop-Off Center

Southeast Berrien County Landfill and Recycling Center Tour – presorted recycling drop off centers reduce contamination.

Drop-Off Center

Kalamazoo’s HHW drop off center

Waste to Energy

One big engine is required for a waste to energy operation.

Waste to Energy

Kent County Waste to Energy Facility – the big claw.

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Kent County Recycling Center – Kent County MRF.

Sustainable Recycling

Sustainable Recycling Tour in Dowagiac, MI.


E-Paint Tour in Battle Creek, MI – looking at collected latex paint waiting to be recycled.


E-Paint Tour in Battle Creek, MI – latex paint being mixed in the recycling process.

Award of Program Excellence 2016

Ben Williams and Sarah Kelly representing the Southwest MI Solid Waste Consortium receive the Program of Excellence Award from the Michigan Recycling Coalition.

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

The TAC met to discuss 2017 consortium goals at Traverse City Pie Company.

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