Municipal League Endorses Yard Waste in Landfills

The Michigan Municipal League is in favor of lifting a yardwaste ban exemption for specific landfills.  Several members have municipal landfills they want to use for landfill energy production.  On February 22 and March 1 the House Energy & Technology Commitee hosted testimonies for HB 4265 and 4266, the bills that would change the yardwaste ban.

From an environmental perspective, using up landfill space with yardwaste is not the best idea.  Yardwaste is most beneficial when composted, and communities with the option for landfill collection may not continue to compost.

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