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 previous plan was passed in 1999. The Solid Waste Planning Committee updated our priorities and goals in the 2017 plan. As a leader within the state, our plan should reflect the waste diversion and recycling mindset prevalent in our community.