Celebrating 50 years of: performance. service. pride.



  • About MCRRC

    A pilot project for USEPA, the Resource Recovery Center is so massive it has been viewed by orbiting NASA astronauts.We have 11,000 acres for our land treatment process.
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  • Why MCRRC

    With low wastewater charges and low surcharge rates for high-strength wastes, MCRRC has the ability to lower commercial + industrial production costs in an environmentally-friendly way.
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  • Recreation Opportunities

    Many great recreation opportunities are available on site. Be sure to check them out!
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So, how do we do it?
  • 1. Waste Collection Wastewater comes from a number of sources: factories, homes, businesses & haulers.
  • 2. Mix Aeration Cell Aerated water supports bacteria which consume harmful pollutants.
  • 3. Aerated Settling Cell In this cell the solids are allowed to settle to the bottom. This improves water clarity & removes many toxic metals.
  • 4. Storage Lagoon The water then goes to storage. We have two 850-acre storage lagoons with 5.1 billion gallons of storage capacity.
  • 5. Farming The water is then used to irrigate 5,100 acres of crop land as the final treatment.
  • 5.5. Soil Soil absorbs pollutants, viruses, & mechanically strain suspended solids. Bacteria within the soil consume organic matter while the roots take up nutrients.
  • 6. Return 200 miles of underdrains to return the clean water to the Muskegon River.

Latest Updates

  • April 15, 2024

    Seeking volunteers for the Muskegon County Resource Recovery Center’s 2024 nest box monitoring program.  Monitoring nest boxes is a great way to learn about cavity nesting bird species and...

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  • April 01, 2024

    A BIG thank you to all those who donated birdhouses, predator guards and their time for the 2024 Nest Box Clean-out Day on Saturday, March 30th! We had a...

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  • March 29, 2024

    The portion of the MCRRC site South of Apple Avenue/M-46 is now under lease by Consumers Energy and is no longer open to public access for ALL MCRRC Visitors...

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