Genesee County Solid Waste Management

Genesee County has updated the Solid Waste Management Plan for the county. The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended , Part 115, Solid Waste Management, and its Administrative Rules, requires that each county have a Solid Waste Management Plan Update every 5 years and that it be approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

As of April 18, 2002, the MDEQ approved the Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan. Implementation of the Plan began at the time of approval. A Solid Waste Implementation Committee will be formed to coordinate the implementation.

View the current Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan here:
Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment 2012
Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan 2002

On March 26, 2002, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners adopted the Genesee County Solid Waste Ordinance #0-2.The purpose of the Ordinance is to implement the Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan, and to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of Genesee County by regulating the collection, transportation, delivery, and disposal of solid waste; to establish conditions for issuing waste hauler permits; to provide residents and businesses an incentive to recycle, thereby reducing the volume of solid waste; to preserve and improve the environment; to provide penalties for violations of the Ordinance; and to establish a county surcharge on solid waste collected in Genesee County, transported through a transfer facility in Genesee County, or disposed of in Genesee County, the funds collected by this Ordinance to be used to support the administration and solid waste planning and implementation programs described in the Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan, as amended.

The Ordinance requires that all solid waste haulers that collect, transport, deliver, or dispose of solid waste generated within Genesee County obtain a waste hauler permit as well as file quarterly reports detailing waste handled during the quarter. These reports may be submitted via mail or fax (810)-257-3185, emailed to Recycle@co.genesee.mi.us, or dropped off in person to our office.

Quarterly Reports:
Solid Waste Hauler Report
Landfill Report
Transfer Station Report