At the May 11 meeting, the committee chair confirmed that Arbor Hills needs eight votes from the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Planning Committee to approve its landfill expansion.
Advanced Disposal gets one vote, Waste Management gets one vote and the Salem Twp. supervisor gets one vote, as do representatives from Washtenaw County’s recycling programs. Washtenaw County and Salem Township receive millions of dollars from Arbor Hills. Washtenaw pays for its recycling program with money from the landfill.
Two of three general public seats on the committee are vacant.
Learn more about the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Planning Committee.