The Michigan Waste Industries Association is a nonprofit consortium composed of Michigan-based companies who are involved in the collection, processing, recycling and disposal of solid waste. Members include neighborhood waste haulers, regional landfill operators and managers and environmental engineering firms working together to ensure that your solid waste is handled in a way that is both efficient and environmentally sound.
The process of waste disposal has changed dramatically in recent decades. Due to the cooperative vigilance of citizens, public officials, and industry associates, waste disposal has evolved into a practice that is well regulated, safe, and clean. Many people are surprised to learn that today’s waste management processes involve highly complex technologies and stringent oversight standards.
MWIA works to provide its members with support, advocacy, and assistance in meeting the changing needs of this important industry. Each year, MWIA members are responsible for properly collecting and disposing of more than 50 million cubic yards of Michigan’s waste. In doing so, they employ thousands of people and contribute millions of dollars to state and local units of government. They also work closely with public officials to make certain company operations fully comply with local, state and federal laws.