Sunday, May 17, 2015

Recycling specialist to speak on Michigan recycling initiative May 18 at Carnegie Museum

HOUGHTON -- The public and local business owners are invited to a presentation by Brian Burke, Recycling and Waste Minimization Specialist for the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton.

Burke will speak about Governor Snyder's residential recycling initiative to double recycling from 15 percent to 30 percent by increasing access to and participation in recycling programs.* The Copper Country Recycling Initiative, a citizens task force, is investigating how Houghton County can provide more options for recycling to residents and businesses and extend the life of our regional landfill.

Burke will address municipal officials in a separate afternoon meeting and will tour the local transfer station on Tuesday morning. For more information about this event or the Copper Country Recycling Initiative, please email Susan Burack,

* Click here to learn more about the Michigan recycling initiative.

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