Posted on: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 3:59 pm
The Senate Energy & Technology Committee is scheduled to hear final testimony regarding HB 4265 & 4266 on Tuesday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Senate Hering Room of the Boji Tower in downtown Lansing. The bills would exempt a majority of Michigan landfills that have gas collection capabilities from Michigan’s Yard Waste Ban.
Let your Senator know how you feel abou these bills before Tuesday, May 29th. VOTE NO on HB 4265 & 4266.
The Michigan Recycling Coalition and a significant number of municipalities, counties and organizations in and outside of Michigan oppose the bills.
- HB 4265 &4266 will eliminate jobs
- Yard debris landfills bans create jobs
- Uses Michigan law to pick winners and loser
- Composted material is a part of a rich supply chain
- Will not contribute in a meaningful way to Michigan’s energy independence
- Environmental benefits of lifting yard debris bans are dubious at best
- Yard debris bans are good for long-term land use
- Negligible benefits to the state
More out-of-state waste Find more information on the MRC website. Kerrin O’Brien | Executive Director | Michigan Recycling Coalition http://www.michiganrecycles.org/| 517.974.3672
Source: City of Detroit