Monday, August 25, 2003


Why is it that Americans are being forced to recycle? Well, the usual answer is that we are running out of landfill space. Okay, would someone tell me why we are importing Canadian garbage to Michigan landfills?
. . . a powerful bloc of Michigan politicians hasn�t come up with the right formula to curb the amount of trash that Canada sends to their state - now roughly 200 truckloads a day, the most since the border was opened to garbage haulers in 1992.

The bulk of the Michigan-bound trash comes from Toronto, which closed its last remaining municipal solid waste landfill on Jan. 1. Much of Ontario�s trash ends up in the Carleton Farms Landfill in southwestern Wayne County, 30 miles north of Toledo.

So that's why the Canadians are so ecologically high-minded. They figured how to make their country more green by closing their landfills and sending all their garbage to Michigan.

Am I the only person bothered by this?

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