Funding Recycling
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:52:41 -0500


A Michigan House of Representatives Committee will soon be taking up an
important bill. HB 4037 eliminates flow control and mandatory solid waste
planning, and also leaves resource recovery in a corner of the basement. The
Michigan Recycling Coalition is trying to bring recycling issues back to the

Among other things, we may advocate for a statewide surcharge on landfill
tipping fees. The funds would be redistributed to support resource recovery
projects, initiatives, and research. Information on ways other states fund
recycling initiatives would be helpful to our cause. I am interesting in
hearing the actual $ amounts of disposal surcharges, taxes, and other
innovative ways to fund recycling.

Thanks a lot!

Kerrin O'Brien
Executive Director
Michigan Recycling Coalition
(517) 371-7073