Floods Create Trash Collection Stink in Oakland County

Recent heavy rains in Oakland County, north of Detroit, have required the local waste authority to make temporary arrangements for sewage-soaked trash. Residents are not happy.

In a lesson about how quickly weather events can tax infrastructure, with lasting consequences, "the giant waste authority SOCRRA that services 700,000 people in Oakland County said that, with other sites overflowing with sewage-soaked residential trash, its trucks must use a former trash transfer station in Madison Heights as a temporary dump site."

Residents and officials of Madison Heights are understandably upset, saying it's against the law to dump trash at the former incinerator site.

The article by Robert Allen and Bill Laitner includes more details about the politics and mess of the situation.

Full Story: Heaps of trash raise a stink in Madison Heights, pit suburb vs. suburb

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