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E-M:/ DEQ releases annual solid waste report



The total solid waste disposed in Michigan landfills in fiscal year 2002 decreased by 4.7 percent from fiscal year 2001. The volume of out of-state solid waste disposed in Michigan landfills decreased by 3.2 percent. One-fifth of the waste disposed in Michigan came from out-of-state. The largest source of solid waste imported to Michigan landfills was Canada, which contributed 11.5 percent of all waste disposed in Michigan, up from 9.8 percent in fiscal year 2001.
 

WASTE GENERATION ORIGIN              TYPE II WASTE VOLUME

                                                                  (CUBIC YARDS)

 

            Canada                                                6,587,703

            Connecticut                                                   720

            Illinois                                                  1,697,247

            Indiana                                                   701,290

            New Jersey                                                    103

            New York                                                    5,038

            Ohio                                                     1,035,039

            Pennsylvania                                                   82

            Wisconsin                                               423,374

 
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3308_3323-62612--,00.html