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Riverview Land Preserve Still Your Regional Resource

Above, the Woodhaven Gateway Center added retailers such as Kohls, Lowes, LA Fitness and Buffalo Wild Wings.
RLP accepted disposal of construction and demolition debris during the development.


The Riverview Land Preserve has transformed itself from a ski resort in the early 1960s, into today’s regional resource for Southeast Michigan. For 52 years, RLP has been used by thousands of residents, contractors, developers, trash haulers, local businesses and employees who work and serve in many industries and communities. 

In times of crisis, the Riverview Land Preserve has provided emergency disposal services for surrounding cities. During major floods and storm events or closure of commercial/industrial buildings, RLP has expanded hours of operations or discounted disposal rates to help. Riverview Land Preserve has also been a partner in new infrastructure and business developments across many of our downriver communities. Here are a few examples of RLP as a regional resource:

  • In May 2019, major flooding took place in the downriver communities of Allen Park, Southgate and Lincoln Park. RLP provided discounted disposal rates, expanded hours of operation, and accepted disposal of ruined items, such as furniture, household items, and carpet.
  • Allen Park broke ground a 55,000 square foot, Department of Public Services building in June 2020. RLP accepted disposal of excavated soils and construction debris from the site. Disposal costs play a key role in the economics of a project, determining length of time for completion and budget.  
  • The Brownstown Business Center (1999) was developed with over 5 million square feet of industrial warehousing space to provide storage for tenants such as Walmart and Amazon. RLP accepted construction, demolition debris and excavated soil from the site. 
  • The Redwood Company broke ground in September 2020 on a 94-unit single-family housing community in Brownstown Township. RLP worked with this developer to accept construction, demolition debris, and excavated soil from the site.
  • In 2016, a new Meijer store and gas station were built in Flat Rock. RLP accepted construction, demolition debris, excavated soils, and recycled wood materials. 
  • Ford Motor Company expanded their Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, in 2017. RLP accepted construction debris from this project.
RLP accepted excavated soil materials, construction & demolition debris from the site that would become Riverview Towers.
  • Riverview Towers, a 12-story, 171-unit senior living community, was completed in 1977. RLP accepted excavated soil materials, construction & demolition debris from the site. 
  • Piramal Enterprises Limited expanded a new wing to the Ash Stevens facility in Riverview, in 2019. RLP accepted construction and demolition debris from the site.
  • The first-in Michigan Sonic fast-food store debuted in Southgate, in 2017. RLP accepted construction and demolition debris, and excavated soil materials from the site. 
  • In September 2016, demolition of the Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor began, and RLP was there to accept demolition debris from the site.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club opened in Taylor, in 2019. RLP accepted construction and demolition debris from the site.
  • Bubba’s 33 opened in Taylor, in 2020. RLP accepted excavated soil materials, and construction and demolition debris from the site.
  • A 2018 bond provided upgrades for Trenton Public Schools, including two elementary schools, a middle school and Trenton High School. RLP accepted excavated soil, construction and demolition debris, and road materials for the projects, which will continue into 2021.
  • In the 2000s, the Woodhaven Gateway Center added retailers such as Kohls, Lowes, LA Fitness and Buffalo Wild Wings. RLP accepted disposal of construction and demolition debris during the development.
  • The Park Promenade began development, in June 2020 and will be adding businesses such as a Chick-fil-A, a health and wellness facility and a park in Woodhaven. RLP accepted disposal of over 100,000 yards of excavated soil materials.
  • In 2020, it was announced that Wyandotte was planning a 92,000 square foot building, replacing the old Wyandotte Post Office. RLP is working with the developer for disposal of construction and demolition debris.
  • Amazon announced plans in 2020 to build a distribution center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds, in Detroit. RLP is coordinating with the developer for disposal of excavated soil materials, construction and demolition debris, recycled wood and road materials.
  • The Brush-Watson, mixed-use project began in 2018, in the Historic Brush Park neighborhood, in downtown Detroit. RLP is accepting excavated soil materials, construction and demolition debris and road materials.
Gordie Howe Bridge project between Detroit and Windsor. RLP accepted native soil materials, construction and demolition debris, and recycled wood materials from the site.
  • Bridging North America (BNA) began the initial construction phase in December 2019 for the Gordie Howe Bridge project between Detroit and Windsor. RLP accepted native soil materials, construction and demolition debris, and recycled wood materials from the site.
  • 8 miles of SB I-75 were closed down, beginning in 2017, for a two-year road and bridge repair. RLP accepted road materials, sub-surface ground dirt, construction, and demolition debris.
  • The former Pinnacle Race Track in Huron Township, will transition into the Pinnacle Aeropark Development, a 650-acre property for mixed-use and industrial use. Land development began in October 2020. RLP is accepting demolition debris from site, including brick, cement, and recycled wood, as well as excavated soils and construction debris.

Material Disposal Is A Cost Factor For Your Community

Land developers, construction, demolition and excavating companies and builders focus on keeping costs low before placing project bids. One of the biggest cost factors is disposal of materials (excavating soils, construction, demolition and road construction waste materials), all which require a final destination - a landfill.  

Disposal costs also play an intricate role in the economics of a project. When creating a budget for a project, disposal costs determine the length of time for project completion and how quick phases of a project can be completed.

Since 1968, RLP has transformed itself into a regional resource by providing disposal support services for more than 16 downriver communities. Believe it or not, you or your community have used the RLP at some time in the past 52 years.