Snyder calls for increased cost to dump waste in Michigan landfills

Jan 30, 2018

  

Governor Rick Snyder wants to hike solid waste dumping fees to help pay for environmental cleanup.

Governor Rick Snyder says the state needs to clean up its thousands of contaminated sites. And he says a good way to pay for that is by increasing the cost of dumping garbage in the state’s landfills.

Snyder says the money the state makes from the fee increase would go towards strengthening important environmental protection programs.

“We’ve run out of resources, or we will be running out of resources to continue that path. This is a smart investment.”

But Snyder may have an uphill battle. The plan has to be approved by the Republican controlled Legislature. Republicans have historically been against a dumping fee increase.