Oh, that is bad news. But hey everybody, this is the story of the
day!! Very quietly, WMI and SWANA and all the other ISWM (integrated
solid waste management) advocates are moving forward with “bioreactor”
landfills as the replacement for Subtitle D “dry tomb” landfills that
were invented in 1991. Never mind that Europe looked at
bioreactors long ago and rejected them in any and all forms as unsafe and
unable to keep pollution from the environment. Unfortunately, the EU
seems bent on using the new waste to energy technologies and burning the 30% of
their discards that they’ll have after “recovering” 70% for
recycling and composting.
The “bridge strategy” discussion that happened on this list
recently is related to this issue of “states overturning yard waste bans.”
The politicians are being told that bioreactors are “green energy”,
so why wouldn’t they support them? We, the Zero Wasters of the
world, need to have an effective counter-plan to that… a positive one to
offer in its place.
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:35 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Michigan bill could repeal landfill ban on yard waste
I'm sorry to report, that Eric is incorrect about Nebraska.
The Unicameral weakened the yardwaste landfill ban: "One exception
this restriction is when the yard waste is placed in a permitted
landfill and used as part of a system to produce methane as a fuel
source. The system must include an active landfill gas collection
system and a legitimate user of the methane fuel."
The Pheasant Point landfill owned by Waste Management now accepts
yardwaste as highlighted in this document and specifications set by
Nebraska's landfill bans and landfill requirements are in this
On Feb 8, 12:40 pm, "Eric Lombardi"
> A small coalition of people along with
> GRRN have been fighting them, and winning, in Indiana, Illinois,