Program Management

Sustainable approaches to recycling and waste diversion.

Marketing & Communications

Strategic communication development.

Event Management

Expert handling of all event details.

Education & Training

Effective, interactive industry related training.

Organics Management

Diversion and composting solutions.

We view waste as a resource and use team approach to design, implement and manage diversion programs.

Iris Waste Diversion Specialists was established out of a deep respect for the Earth and a desire to protect it through effective education and environmental programs.

After working successfully with programs from grassroots to institutional, Iris set out to help others build programs focused on changing behavior to achieve sustainable outcomes.

100+ years

of combined experience.

Happy Clients

Too many to count!


Completed, The sky’s the limit.

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Let's bring it to life.

A program is only as successful as the marketing that supports it.
We’re specialists in managing strategic communications, as well as developing and conducting public education campaigns.
Check out some of our work below or click the button for more about our services.

  • Facility Tour Classroom

    Education and Facility Tours

    Let IRIS create an educational experience for your organization.

  • Zero waste event

    Event planning and facilitation

    We can help with your events. Earth day, zero waste, composting events and more are our specialty!

  • CART marketing campaign

    Marketing campaign management

    We can help with every aspect of your marketing campaigns from content creation to design, right through to rolling out the campaign.

  • Waste audit

    On-site Waste Audits

    IRIS can help with on-site waste audits.

  • Darrel makes worm slaw

    5Heart Earthworm Farm

    Food scraps are diverted to our earthworm farm where we raise red worms and produce nature's best soil enhancement.

  • Amy teaching class

    Compost training

    Want to learn how your organization can start making more effective use of your waste? Let our trainers show you how!

  • FPS tour kids looking at tip floor with worksheet

    Training and curriculum development

    IRIS can craft an educational program for any group including for school aged children, including curriculum development.

  • design


    We can help you build up a visual to match your vision.

Rockin’ Resources

From green tips, to our latest achievements – “Learn all about it!”
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We're going further, together

Affiliations and Information: Proud to support these great organizations
National Recyclers Coalition
Recycle Michigan
US Composting Council
Michigan Recycling Coalition
Midland Recyclers