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About the Campaign

No one knows more about trash and recycling in Michigan than our raccoons. The Recycling Raccoon Squad is a team of experts, each with a specialty and a personality that reflects that focus – plastic, cardboard, metal, paper, glass and everything else.

Michiganders believe in recycling and support it, but many curbside recyclers don’t know how to do it properly. The squad will teach them the specifics about how to recycle correctly. Confident recyclers will improve both the quality and quantity of Michigan’s recycling.

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About Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Mission Statement

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy promotes wise management of Michigan’s air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy.

Guiding Principles

  • Leaders in environmental stewardship
  • Partners in economic development
  • Providers of excellent customer service


Our vision is to reduce public health and environmental risks, assist Michigan communities with addressing infrastructure needs, and build external partnerships to address Michigan’s environmental issues through the authorities granted to us by the Michigan Legislature and Constitution.

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Help Michigan become a leader in recycling again. Join the squad today. You don't need to be a raccoon – you just need to sign up!

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