These Items Are Illegal To Throw Away In The Garbage In Michigan
I've found myself being more conscious about what it is that I'm putting in the recycling and the garbage and have found myself second-guessing my choices. Let's face it, this isn't stuff we necessarily learned in high school, and there are too many websites that are misleading.
That's why I went right to the source at Michigan's state website to find out if I can throw regular household batteries away in the garbage, among other items.
It turns out there's quite a bit of illegal things to throw away which may not impact all of us, but may come in handy for certain business owners, as they point out:
Section 11514 of Part 115, Solid Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA), and its rules prohibit specific materials from being disposed of in a non-hazardous solid waste landfill. This Webpage identifies landfill-prohibited wastes and common special wastes with additional management requirements for landfill disposal. It identifies how the listed materials must be handled, who has regulatory oversight for their handling, and how to find more information.
Below is a list of all the things that you're not allowed to chuck into the trash. Also, keep in mind, local districts will occasionally inform the public if they're doing a bulk trash pick-up, scrap tire drop, and other drops that may include most of these items.
You can also follow this link where they provide additional websites where you can get more info on where to take some of these items if you need them gone soon.
It's Illegal To Throw These Items In The Garbage In Michigan