Help us stop the massive expansion of Arbor Hills Landfill!
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The goal of the Stop Arbor Hills movement is to stop the new landfill that Washtenaw County is considering in a highly residential area at the intersection of Six Mile and Napier roads. The landfill is placed at the very edge of Washtenaw County. The prevailing wind blows away from Salem Township, its host community and benefactor of millions of dollars from the dump. Washtenaw County also gets paid millions of dollars from Arbor Hills Landfill.
The dump negatively affects Novi, Salem, Plymouth, South Lyon and Northville. Consumers Energy has received countless calls from the communities surrounding Arbor Hills Landfill. The landfill gas that has been escaping the dump is so bad that people think they have a natural gas leak! Advanced Disposal has proposed a 240-acre expansion across the street from its existing landfill. What they're calling an expansion is truly a new landfill. Advanced has already bought enough property to indicate their intention to extend the dump from 6 to 7 Mile. This proposed expansion prompted the formation of the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee. This group decides whether the county's updated Solid Waste Management Plan includes or excludes the new landfill in Salem Township. Our goal is to convince this committee that a new landfill in this location does not make sense.
There are two elementary schools and thousands of homes plus a nature preserve and state park less than 1 mile away from Arbor Hills. Note there is already a dump here that has caused serious issues for the surrounding communities. Arbor Hills Landfill has a history of mismanagement and environmental pollution. The landfill has received many violations from the Department of Environmental Quality – three of them this year.
As victims of nuisance odor, pollution, health issues and burdensome truck traffic from the dump, we are longing for the projected date of closure 17 years from now. If Advanced Disposal is allowed to expand, this would extend the life of the dump indefinitely.
We are strongly opposed to this!
Enough is enough! It is time for the dump to retire and not to expand.
Please sign this petition to tell the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee and our elected officials we strongly oppose the new landfill in a highly populated area!
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