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Acceptable Waste

What type of waste material is accepted at RLP?


RLP is permitted by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE),  as a Type II municipal solid waste landfill. A type II landfill is allowed to accept household trash as well as non-hazardous waste produced by local businesses. RLP is currently accepting household waste from communities throughout southern Wayne County, as well as portions of other counties, in Southeastern Michigan. Most of the waste coming into the landfill is either regular trash or construction and demolition materials. There are limited amounts of waste, considered as special waste, which comes from cleanups of non-hazardous sites such construction sites, cleaning of industrial facilities, and home/business demolitions.

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