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State Resources

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Michigan closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Michigan specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEQ Air Quality page

Aerosol Can Recycling  – Regulatory requirements when recycling aerosol cans

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association MI specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Common Waste Generator Violations​ - Compliance resources that address common violations

Enforcement – DEQ Waste Compliance and Enforcement page

Hazardous Waste Program​ ​- DEQ Hazardous Waste page

Michigan Guide to Environmental​, Health and Safety Regulations​ - Includes self-assessment survey to identify relevent regulations

Pharmaceutical Waste – DEQ Pharmaceutical Waste Tutorial

Retail Environmental Workgroup - DEQ Workgroup producing compliance tools for retailers

Scrap Tires – DEQ Scrap Tire Registration Information and District Program Contacts

Small Business Assistance Program – DEQ Clean Air Assistance Program

Storage Tanks – Michigan Storage Tank Information Center

Waste Handling Information - Includes universal waste, antifreeze, medical waste, tires, etc.

Waste Management & Regulations Webinar Series - Monthly webinars on waste management for businesses

Water  – DEQ water program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Recycling – DEQ Recycling page that includes guidance on electronic waste and composting

​Aerosol Can REcycling - Fact sheet 
The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.