Solid Waste Management Plan


Every county in the state of Michigan is required to have an approved Solid Waste Management Plan. The main purpose of a plan is to make sure we have adequate disposal capacity for any waste generated within the county; to set goals for waste reduction and recycling; and to protect public health.

The landscape of waste and recycling has changed dramatically since the previous plan was passed in 1999. The Solid Waste Planning Committee updated our priorities and goals in the 2017 plan. As a leader within the state, our plan should reflect the waste diversion and recycling mindset prevalent in our community.

Solid Waste Plan Amendment

The amended Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan as approved by the Solid Waste Planning Committee, Washtenaw County Board of Public Works, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) can be found here: