How can I help?
- Attend a meeting.
- Tell friends and neighbors about this issue.
- Report landfill odor every time you smell it, wherever you are.
- Visit the About page to join us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write a letter to the editor.
- Contact your state representative. Michigan contacts
- Visit the Sierra Club site for ideas.
Where is the proposed new dump?
On the corner of Napier and 6 Mile roads, where Advanced Disposal currently operates a composting facility. It’s across the street from Arbor Hills Landfill on the north side of 6 Mile Road. Advanced has been buying enough property to indicate their intention to extend the new dump from 6 to 7 Mile roads.
Does the odor only affect Salem Township?
No. This odor issue affects Plymouth, Novi, Salem, South Lyon, Lyon Twp., Northville and beyond. However, without a regional odor study, we just do not know. We only rely on our noses.
What are the goals of your grassroots group?
- Stop the new dump.
- Reduce pollution and odors.
- Reduce solid waste.
Why do some people claim they don’t smell the odor?
The human population has a wide range of olfactory capability, just like our sense of sight and sense of touch. Some people are more sensitive to inputs and others are not. The odor problem is quite subjective based on the individual.
There is what scientists call odor fatigue, where people simply get used to the smell and it stops bothering them.