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City Council Rejects Lenawee County, Mich.’s State-Required Solid Waste Plan

City officials claim residents could end up paying for services they aren’t receiving if county residents approve a waste disposal millage.

The Tecumseh, Mich., City Council has rejected Lenawee County’s updated solid waste management plan, which is required by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality following the closing of Adrian Landfill in 2013.

The residents of Tecumseh currently pay for citywide trash and recycling through their taxes, and city officials claim they could end up paying for services they aren’t receiving if county residents approve a waste disposal millage.

The Daily Telegram has more information:

Concerned over a possible countywide millage, the Tecumseh city council unanimously rejected Lenawee County’s amendment to its state-required solid waste management plan.

Tecumseh residents already pay for citywide trash and recycling through their taxes. City officials said Monday they could end up paying for services they are not receiving if county residents approve a waste disposal millage.

A change in the county’s solid waste management plan, required by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, was needed since the closing of the Adrian Landfill by its operator, Republic Services, in 2013. The landfill was where the county had disposed of its waste. The amended plan details what will happen now that the county will be required to send its waste outside of its borders.

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