According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, a state agency is supporting infrastructure upgrades and a public awareness campaign to boost recycling in Michigan.

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced an $800,000 grant Monday to help Emmet county improve technology for processing recyclable materials.

Officials say the grants are part of an initiative called Know it Before You Throw It, which is designed to help people understand what items can be recycled.

Another goal is improving Michigan's 15% recycling rate, which is among the lowest nationwide.