Every county in the state of Michigan is required to have an approved Solid Waste Management Plan. The main purpose of a plan is to make sure we have adequate disposal capacity for any waste generated within the county; to set goals for waste reduction and recycling; and to protect public health.
The landscape of waste and recycling has changed dramatically since the current plan was passed in 1999. As a leader within the state, our plan should reflect the waste diversion and recycling mindset that is prevalent in our community.
The Washtenaw County Solid Waste Planning Committee has been working since 2015 to develop an amended Plan.
Pursuant to Part 115, Solid Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, the official public comment period for the draft Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan Amendment began April 21, 2017. The period has been extended and will proceed until October 18, 2017.
Please visit www.ewashtenaw.org/swp to participate in the Public Comments and for more information.