Proposal would allow some waste dumping

Capital News Service
LANSING – Operators of compost companies and public agencies are criticizing legislative bills that might put them out of business. The bills propose modifying the 17-year-old ban on dumping yard waste in landfills. They would allow some disposal in landfills instead of requiring composting. Rep. Paul Opsommer, R-DeWitt, one of the sponsors, said the measure is necessary for creating renewable energy resources. The other sponsor of the legislation is Rep. Kenneth Horn, R-Frankenmuth.