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DRAFT Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment Available for Public Comment

The official public comment period for the draft Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan began Friday April 21, 2017. The period will proceed for at least 90 days.

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 begins Friday, April 21, 2017. The period will proceed for at least 90 days.

 

View Draft Solid Waste Plan

The Draft Solid Waste Plan is available to view online and in person.

 

How to Submit Comments

Official written comments may be submitted to the Washtenaw County Division of Public Works in the following manner:

  • By Email: publicworks@ewashtenaw.org
  • By Mail: Washtenaw County Division of Public Works, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645
  • In Person: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center, Office of the Water Resources Commissioner, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI  48103
  • In Person: At one of the scheduled public meetings (meeting information listed below)

 

Public Meeting Information

To facilitate the public comment period, there will be two informational meetings and one public hearing scheduled. We invite participation and/or written comments on the draft Plan from any person having an interest in the future of solid waste and recycling for Washtenaw County.

Access the meeting SLIDE DECK here

  • Informational Meeting
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00PM

    Salem Township Hall
    9600 Six Mile Rd.
    Salem, MI 48175
  • Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 3:00PM

    Chelsea District Library
    221 S. Main Street
    Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Public Hearing 
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00PM
    Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    1735 Wagner Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103


     

    Solid Waste Plan Amendment Process

    For more information on the Solid Waste Planning Committee and the process of amending the Plan, please visit our Plan Amendment web page.

    SWMP Infographic

     

    Questions?

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    Please contact the Washtenaw County Division of Public Works with questions or concerns.
    Phone: 734-222-6860
    Email:
    publicworks@ewashtenaw.org

    www.ewashtenaw.org/publicworks

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