NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.11514 Promotion of recycling and reuse of materials; electronics recycling; materials prohibited from disposal in landfill; disposal of yard clippings; report.
(1) Optimizing recycling opportunities, including electronics recycling opportunities, and the reuse of materials shall be a principal objective of the state's solid waste management plan. Recycling and reuse of materials, including the reuse of materials from electronic devices, are in the best interest of promoting the public health and welfare. The state shall develop policies and practices that promote recycling and reuse of materials and, to the extent practical, minimize the use of landfilling as a method for disposal of its waste. Policies and practices that promote recycling and reuse of materials, including materials from electronic devices, will conserve raw materials, conserve landfill space, and avoid the contamination of soil and groundwater from heavy metals and other pollutants.
(2) A person shall not knowingly deliver to a landfill for disposal, or, if the person is an owner or operator of a landfill, knowingly permit disposal in the landfill of, any of the following:
(a) Medical waste, unless that medical waste has been decontaminated or is not required to be decontaminated but is packaged in the manner required under part 138 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.13801 to 333.13831.
(b) More than a de minimis amount of open, empty, or otherwise used beverage containers.
(c) More than a de minimis number of whole motor vehicle tires.
(d) More than a de minimis amount of yard clippings, unless they are diseased, infested, or composed of invasive species as authorized by section 11521(1)(i).
(3) A person shall not deliver to a landfill for disposal, or, if the person is an owner or operator of a landfill, permit disposal in the landfill of, any of the following:
(a) Used oil as defined in section 16701.
(b) A lead acid battery as defined in section 17101.
(c) Low-level radioactive waste as defined in section 2 of the low-level radioactive waste authority act, 1987 PA 204, MCL 333.26202.
(d) Regulated hazardous waste as defined in R 299.4104 of the Michigan administrative code.
(e) Bulk or noncontainerized liquid waste or waste that contains free liquids, unless the waste is 1 of the following:
(i) Household waste other than septage waste.
(ii) Leachate or gas condensate that is approved for recirculation.
(iii) Septage waste or other liquids approved for beneficial addition under section 11511b.
(g) PCBs as defined in 40 CFR 761.3.
(h) Asbestos waste, unless the landfill complies with 40 CFR 61.154.
(4) A person shall not knowingly deliver to a municipal solid waste incinerator for disposal, or, if the person is an owner or operator of a municipal solid waste incinerator, knowingly permit disposal in the incinerator of, more than a de minimis amount of yard clippings, unless they are diseased, infested, or composed of invasive species as authorized by section 11521(1)(i). The department shall post, and a solid waste hauler that disposes of solid waste in a municipal solid waste incinerator shall provide its customers with, notice of the prohibitions of this subsection in the same manner as provided in section 11527a.
(5) If the department determines that a safe, sanitary, and feasible alternative does not exist for the disposal in a landfill or municipal solid waste incinerator of any items described in subsection (2) or (4), respectively, the department shall submit a report setting forth that determination and the basis for the determination to the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for solid waste issues.
History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995
Am. 2004, Act 34, Imd. Eff. Mar. 29, 2004
Am. 2005, Act 243, Imd. Eff. Nov. 22, 2005
Am. 2007, Act 212, Eff. Mar. 26, 2008
Am. 2008, Act 394, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2008
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
Popular Name: Solid Waste Act
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