Proposed Increase In Michigan Tipping Fee Appears Dead

The proposal of Michigan state House Democrats to increase the state’s tipping fee surcharge appears to be going nowhere, according to a report in the Macomb Daily newspaper.

“Republican leaders have told us this package is DOA — dead on arrival,” Democratic state Rep. Fred Miller said Monday at a press conference, according to the paper. “There’s a cozy relationship between the waste industry and the Republican Party.”

The bill would increase the state’s surcharge on tipping fees from $.21 per ton to $7.50 per ton. Supporters of the proposal claim that it would stem the flow of out-of-state waste into Michigan’s borders. To view the full article, visit