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Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan & 2015-16 Amendment/Update

Washtenaw County is currently in the process of amending/updating its Solid Waste Management Plan. This page will contain key dates and documents.

The main purpose of the Solid Waste Management Plan is to protect public health, assure adequate disposal capacity for all waste generated within County borders, and to establish goals for waste prevention and recycling. The Solid Waste Management Plan builds on the infrastructure currently in place throughout the County, while seeking to increase waste diversion.

2015-16 Solid Waste Plan Amendment/Update

The 2015-165 Solid Waste Plan Amendment request by Advanced Disposal to expand the existing footprint of the Arbor Hills landfill in Salem Township will provide an opportunity to update goals and objectives of solid waste management in Washtenaw County and review the request by Advanced Disposal. The Amendment will be brought before all municipalities for approval. A Solid Waste Planning Committee has been created as designated under State law.

For questions about the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan and Amendment/Update, pease contact Jeff Krcmarik at (734) 222-6865. 

Solid Waste Planning Committee Members

2016 Solid Waste Planning Committee Meetings

The Washtenaw County Solid Waste Planning Committee meets at 5:30pm in Room 1104 at the Western County Service Center, 705 Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the following dates:          

Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
1/13/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Agenda Minutes
2/10/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3/9/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

4/13/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

5/11/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

6/8/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

7/13/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

8/10/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

9/14/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

10/12/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

11/9/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

12/14/16 5:30pm

Western County Service Center
705 Zeeb Rd., Room 1104
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Solid Waste Plan Amendment/Update Resources

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Guidance Document

PowerPoint Presentation Outlining the Solid Waste Amendment Process



Current Solid Waste Management Plan

2000 Solid Waste Management Plan

2000 Solid Waste Plan Process

Washtenaw County last prepared an update to its Solid Waste Management Plan in 2000, as required by Part 115 of the National Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Act 451). The planning process spanned over two years and involved a broad base of stakeholders representing cities, townships, environmental groups, regional planning agencies, waste industries, and the general public. An overview of the planning and approval process included:

  • October 22, 1997: Fourteen member Solid Waste Planning Committee appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
  • August 10, 1999: Draft Plan Update released for 90 day public comment period.
  • October 19, 1999: Public Hearing held on draft Plan.
  • November 9, 1999: End of public comment period.
  • April 12, 2000: Plan is approved by the Solid Waste Planning Committee.
  • April 14, 2000: Plan is approved by the Board of Public Works.
  • May 3, 2000: Plan is approved by the Board of Commissioners.
  • May 22, 2000: Plan is submitted to all local municipalities for review.
  • October 20, 2000: Plan is submitted to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for final approval.
  • October 19, 2001: Plan receives final approval by the State of Michigan and is now the official Solid Waste Management Plan for the County.
  • November 1, 2001: the Plan has been approved by 23 of Washtenaw's 28 communities.
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