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Dumpsite MapOur goals are to enhance enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.

The Adopt-a-Forest program goals are:
  • Prevention through education
  • Law enforcement
  • Improved legal recycling and disposal options.

The program encourages volunteers--the program's backbone--to clean up existing trash and to function as an "army" of educators.

All State land volunteers must sign a Waiver of Liability 
Please sign and return to:
Ada M. Takacs
Michigan Dept of Natural Resources - Forest Resources Division
2122 South M-37
Traverse City, Michigan 49685
Office: 231.922.6048 Cell: 231.534.5569 Fax: 231.922.1853

Scrap Metal Collection -- Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to read about removing scrap metals from state forest lands.

This summer the Adopt-a-Forest program is completing 100 cleanups in 100 days in honor of the National Association of State Foresters centennial. The challenge runs between June 15th-September 22nd.

All dumpsites cleaned will count towards our goal no matter the haul size. Submit progress reports HERE so your efforts can be counted.

Funding for dumpsters is limited and will be offered on a pre-approved basis. If you are planning to clean a large site, or you are a member of an active group and wish to request a dumpster contact Conor Haenni for more information.
Contact Conor Haenni 989-429-5542 with any questions. HaenniC1@michigan.gov

Announce your cleanup event

Add this number as a speed dial on your cell phone
RAP 1-800-292-7800

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