Barry County Solid Waste Committee
Grand Valley State University has been tasked with assisting the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee to assess and report on the recycling activity in Barry County. The objective is to gather data and resources so that a user friendly and sustainable recycling plan can be developed.
We are looking for input from any stakeholder in Barry County; residents, businesses, or organizations, that care about Michigan’s resources. Also we would like to hear from any organization that is accepting recycled material from Barry County.
There will be a feedback form you can use coming soon.
We hope to meet with each local unit of government in Barry County between August and October of 2012. Specifically we are looking to assess current recycling practices that may be implemented in the area and learn both the positive and negative to that program.
In addition, we would like to hear:
•What the unmet needs are, either in your area or county wide.
•What opportunities you believe exist for a functioning recycling program.
•And any barriers you think there is to implementation.
Stay tuned to this page, as we will update as events and issues come up and with information that you might find interesting and/or helpful.
Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center (MAREC)
Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Commission on Aging, 320 West Woodlawn Avenue in Hastings.
Recycling Options for Barry County
The Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee (SWOC) invites county residents and community leaders to attend a recycling forum on Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Commission on Aging, 320 West Woodlawn Avenue in Hastings.
In August, 2012, the SWOC contracted staff from Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) at Grand Valley State University to compile a comprehensive report outlining existing recycling programs utilized by county residents, their effectiveness, and “gaps” – areas in the county without, or with limited recycling options. The report will also identify the elements of recycling programs in other Michigan counties of similar size and nature. At this interim stage of the report process, MAREC’s Kim Walton, will share recycling programs in other communities as well as their funding sources and seek public input on how to support sustainable and affordable recycling services throughout the county.
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