Reuse, waste reduction, fuel 10-year decline. The state has almost enough space for three decades of trash.
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In this installment of our “Landscope” series, get a bird’s eye view of the “birth” of a landfill in Kent County, Mich. Continue Reading →
Some Ontario residents will soon heat their homes with discarded burrito wrappers. Continue Reading →
Success means reducing waste and dumping fees while creating a new revenue stream.
The research is also spurred by consumers who value alternatives to petroleum-based building blocks of other products. Continue Reading →
Under proposed legislation, some Michigan landfills would only need one instead of two liners to keep them from contaminating the environment. Continue Reading →
(MI) Detroit Free Press - The stunning 16% drop in trash going into Michigan landfills for the year ending last Sept. 30 is as good a barometer as any of how poorly the state fared during that time. Michigan trash alone dropped 13%; waste from outside the state, including Canadian trash, failed to materialize by an even wider margin. (more…) Continue Reading →
(MI) Detroit Free Press - The amount of trash in Michigan landfills is shrinking. While that might sound like good news, the numbers are so low that state officials warned today it means there’s not enough revenue to cover landfill inspections to make sure they meet requirements. (more…) Continue Reading →
(MI) The Detroit News - After close to 20 years of separating lawn clippings from trash, bills under consideration in Lansing would roll back Michigan’s 1990 yard waste ban in an effort to convert grass to gas. (more…) Continue Reading →
By Hyonhee Shin
Nov. 7, 2009
LANSING – Some Michigan lawmakers are seeking an increase in solid waste disposal fees to help reduce landfills and incineration. The current fee is 21 cents per ton. Most other Great Lakes states charge more – 50 cents in Indiana, $2.22 in Illinois, $4.75 in Ohio, $7.25 in Pennsylvania and $13 in Wisconsin, the highest in the nation. (more…) Continue Reading →