Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township accepts more than 10,000 tons of waste a day. This is by far the highest trash volume in the state of Michigan. And it’s placed in the heart of a residential area, less than a mile away from two schools, across the street from a nature preserve and thousands of homes.
If no expansion is approved, Arbor Hills will operate for an estimated 17 more years. Washtenaw County should not be considering an expansion. They should be considering how to shut down this horribly mismanaged company.
Arbor Hills Landfill has received many violations from the Department of Environmental Quality, including some for releasing high levels of toxic sulfur dioxide. They have been busted for leaking leachate into our ground water (included leachate photo was taken May 5, 2016). They contaminated an aquifer in Northville Township so they bought the property. They release noxious landfill gas fumes into the air regularly. Yet there is a high likelihood Advanced Disposal will be granted its request for expansion.
See photo evidence and sworn testimony related to the dump’s mismanagement in this affidavit on the Department of Environmental Quality site: http://bit.ly/29DIMCc.