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Solid Waste Planning

Each county has a Solid Waste Management Plan that ensures adequate disposal capacity and assures that all non-hazardous solid waste generated in the county is collected and recovered, processed, or disposed at facilities that comply with state laws and rules. However, the State of Michigan is shifting its focus from disposal to materials management. Solid Waste Management Plans are outdated, therefore, in the future, Counties will be transitioning to plans with a materials management focus. This shift will increase recycling access, infrastructure, and market development as well.

Counties will be encouraged, but NOT required, to look at and integrate other sustainable practices such as:

 

    Funding Opportunities

     

      Plan Amendment Documents

      Plan Update Information and Guidance

      Import/Export Authorizations

      Part 115 requires waste import/export authorizations.

       

      This means waste must be approved by both the county sending the waste and the county receiving the waste. This is called reciprocal authorization. The county sending the waste is the exporter and the county receiving the waste is the importer.

       

                  Ex. County A sends waste to County B

                              County A exports to County B

                              County B imports from County A

      Import/Export Report Description

      Import/Export Report 

      Contact

      Christina Miller
      MillerC1@Michigan.gov
      517-614-7426

      Carlie Money
      MoneyC@Michigan.gov
      517-897-4805

      Amy Karana
      KaranaA@Michigan.gov
      517-242-8324

      For local questions, contact your County or Regional Designated Planning Agency Contact.

      Currently Approved County Plans and Plan Amendments (subject to change)

      (* Items are amendments to the County Plans)

      (** Items are "Entire Plans that have been Amended")

       

      Alcona

      Lake2003* | 2016*

      Alger

      Lapeer2004* | 2015*

      Allegan

      Leelanau

      Alpena

      LenaweeAppendices

      Antrim

      Livingston

      Arenac

      Luce | 2008* (Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac)

      Baraga

      Mackinac | 2008* (Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac)

      Barry

      MacombAppendices

      Bay2002*| 2015*

      Manistee

      Benzie

      Marquette2007*

      Berrien

      Mason |Appendices | 2008* | 2017*

      Branch

      Mecosta

      Calhoun

      Menominee2006*

      Cass | 2013*

      Midland | 2017*

      CharlevoixAppendices

      Missaukee2009*

      Cheboygan

      Monroe 2017**

      Chippewa | 2008* (Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac)

      Montcalm

      Clare | Appendices | 2007*

      Montmorency (Montmorency-Oscoda) | 2013*

      ClintonAppendices 1Appendices 2 | 2015*

      Muskegon

      Crawford

      Newaygo | 2017*

      Delta2007* | 2015*

      OaklandAppendices-1 | Appendices-2
      2014*

      Dickinson | 2014* | 2017*

      Oceana

      Eaton

      Ogemaw

      Emmet

      Ontonagon | 2013*

      Genesee 2015**  

      Osceola2008*

      Gladwin

      Oscoda (Montmorency-Oscoda) | 2013*

      Gogebic | 2014*

      Otsego

      Grand TraverseAppendices | 2011* | 2012*

      Ottawa | 2015*

      Gratiot

      Presque Isle

      Hillsdale

      Roscommon | 2022

      Houghton

      SaginawAppendices

      Huron | 2014*

      St. ClairAppendices | 2009*

      InghamAppendices

      St. Joseph

      Ionia | 2004*

      Sanilac

      Iosco

      Schoolcraft

      Iron2012*

      Shiawassee

      Isabella

      Tuscola 2018** | Tuscola

      Jackson 2018**

      Van Buren2010*

      Kalamazoo | Appendices | 2021 (1) | 2021 (2)

      Washtenaw 2019**Appendices

      Kalkaska

      WayneAppendices

      KentAppendices | 2009* | 2013*

      Wexford2011* | 2012*

      Keweenaw