At a recycling work session in March it was revealed Marquette hasn’t been recycling your glass since 2012. Despite your efforts for the past five years, it was all being dumped into the landfill. I am disappointed this was happening. I am more disappointed the public didn’t know it was happening. Someone knew, and you were frauded.

I trust the commission is dedicated to a different solution, and I hope they hold accountable those responsible. We renewed this contract in January, this time without the intent to recycle glass entirely.

Since 2012, citizens thought they were recycling glass. It was actually going to a landfill. I am so disappointed…

Posted by Andrew Robert Lorinser on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Documents released by City Commissioner Sarah Reynolds show Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA)…

Posted by Andrew Lorinser on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Possible Solutions

Marquette, Michigan, take notice. We can look at other cities for good examples of what we can achieve. We should aspire…

Posted by Andrew Lorinser on Saturday, April 21, 2018


If Marquette, Michigan can’t find a market to sell our recycled glass, we should explore innovative options to create a market of our own. Sand is cheaper than recycled glass, and used in road projects. With updated equipment, keeping glass out of landfills is achievable and important. Creative solutions are out there.

Posted by Andrew Lorinser on Saturday, January 13, 2018