Canadian Waste to Place Michigan in No. 2 Importing Slot

Sumpter Township, Mich. -- When the Keele Valley Landfill, Toronto, closes this month, all 23,750 tons of waste generated weekly in the Toronto area will be sent to Sumpter Township, a suburb of Detroit. Michigan currently is the third-largest trash importer, but the Toronto waste, estimated at 1.2 million tons per year, may push it to No. 2. The

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reports that two Michigan Democrats, Rep. John Dingell and Sen. Carl Levin, are expected to introduce interstate waste legislation.