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Michigan Senate holds hearing on yard waste ban exemption

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Dene Westbrook


Riverview Mayor Pro-Tem Elmer Trombley talks with Senator Mike Nofs, R-Jackson, Tuesday in Lansing.

LANSING, Michigan – This afternoon (may 15, 2012) the Michigan Senate Energy & Technology held a hearing on House Bills 4265 and 4266, bills that would lift the yard waste ban for landfills that meet certain criteria. This is, however, a community option.

The Michigan Municipal League testified in support of this legislation as we have for the last few years. The crux of the support is that these bills are a local option, and communities can choose what is best for their needs. The cities of Midland and Riverview also attended to testify in support.

Chairman Nofs indicated that there would likely be an additional hearing in the coming weeks to hear more testimony.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org.

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