Michigan DEQ Report Shows Increase In Out-Of-State Waste

Date: March 20, 2003

Source: News Room

The amount of Michigan solid waste in landfills decreased from 2001, but the percentage of out-of-state trash actually increased, according to a new report. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recently released its annual solid waste and landfill report, which details the amount of disposed trash in landfills around the state. The total volume of landfilled waste decreased by 4.7 percent from 2001 to 2002. Out-of-state solid waste made up about one-fifth of the total amount. In 2001, the amount of Canadian waste was around 9.8 percent, according to the report. That figure jumped to 11.5 percent last year constituting the largest source of imported solid waste.
More information: www.michigan.gov/deq.

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