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Legislation seeks to rescind 17-year-old ban on landfilled yard waste; compost industry jobs at stake

Mar 14, 2012
The Michigan House of Representatives is debating bills that would rescind the state’s 17-year ban on yard waste in landfills – a move that would cost jobs in the state’s burgeoning compost industry and eliminate an industry that provides valuable, nutrient-dense compost to Michigan homes and businesses. 

For a breakdown of the issue, see today’s Michigan Distilled blog post

For a spreadsheet of the 134 compost operations that would be affected by the ban, email MEC Communications Director Hugh McDiarmid (hugh@environmentalcouncil.org).

MEC Policy Director James Clift can be reached at 517-256-0553. 
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