DEQ Report: FY15 Solid Waste Mgt. Fund

We have received a copy of the Department of Environmental Quality’s Report on Activities Funded by the Staff Account of the Solid Waste Management Fund for fiscal year 2015.

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Fast facts:

  • In fiscal year 2015, the DEQ collected fines and penalties of $100,800.
  • A total of 908 inspections were conducted.
  • The DEQ received 1,089 solid waste management complaints, 52 of which were investigated via inspections.
  • The amount of revenue in the Solid Waste Management Fund Staff Account at the end of FY2014 was $3,761,002 and FY2015 was $4,074,281.

DEQ posts violations, air quality reports

The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has posted a new page about the Arbor Hills Landfill. See air sampling reports, violation details and construction updates.

Arbor Hills background, reports

The DEQ did not include the more serious violation details from Arbor Hills Energy, the adjacent landfill gas-to-energy turbine plant owned and operated by Fortistar Methane Group. The gas collection facility has received violations for exceeding sulfur dioxide emission standards. The Environmental Protection Agency links short-term exposure to sulfur dioxide to an array of adverse respiratory effects.

Learn more about the Fortistar Methane Group violations at Arbor Hills Energy.

Advanced, Republic violation response

The Feb. 2, 2016 violation the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued to Advanced Disposal and Republic Services asked for a response by Feb. 15, 2016. A Freedom of Information Act request returned the three documents below.

What we are about

This site contains information regarding the Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township, MI.  We have a grassroots movement seeking to eliminate the sources of odor in Salem Township and the surrounding communities.

Our first target is stop the proposed 240-acre expansion of the Arbor Hills Landfill.  We are trying to stop the expansion that will increase the capacity of the landfill and extend its operations.  We believe the landfill is a major source of odor affecting eastern Washtenaw and western Wayne counties.

Contact us at salemtownshipdump@gmail.com.

Our mission is to improve the environment by working with neighbors, government entities, area businesses and community leaders to create a clean and safe place to live and work.