Let's Talk About Recycling in Mason County
Fasten your zoom seat-belt for a fast paced overview of recycling options available to residents of Mason County, followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion. Matt will cover the curbside recycling available to residents of Ludington, Scottville and Pere Marquette Township, including what items are collected and where they go once received. He will also explain why these specific jurisdictions have curbside recycling access (Spoiler alert – they get what they pay for!) Matt will also offer tips on how to effectively participate in your local curbside program! Sharon will cover the drop-off recycling available to Summit and Hamlin Township residents. She’ll also discuss information available on AFFEW’s website about local organizations and businesses in the area that accept specific items, for free or a fee. Matt Biolette of Republic Services is the municipal services manager for Northern Michigan. He works closely with local governments to help implement solid waste, recycling services and other programs for residents and business in our region. He has been working in the solid waste and recycling industry for the last 13 years with experience within recycling processing facility operations, hauling operations, and contracted services programming for municipal, commercial, and industrial entities. Matt believes in being part of the conversation and has previously served on the board of directors for the Michigan Recycling Coalition for 8 years and currently serves on several county solid waste planning committees. Sharon Edgar is on the AFFEW Board and a resident of Ludington. She retired to Ludington in 2018 after 30+ years with the State of Michigan. She held a number of positions within the Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation and Environmental Quality, including supervisor of the unit within the Department of Environmental Quality that was responsible for the state’s recycling grant programs. Sharon represents AFFEW on the Michigan Recycling Coalition’s Education Committee.