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Riverview Land Preserve is an important resource to our neighboring communities and the community at large. Annually, the landfill generates millions of dollars in fees to support Wayne County recycling programs and local enrichment programs.

RLP is an educational resource for school districts, universities and civic groups. We are proud of the fact that our facility serves as a classroom. School fieldtrips, STEM projects, visits from local Boy Scout Troops, and more help our youth learn first-hand about the importance of recycling at home and the role of landfills when it comes to managing waste.

RLP operates with transparency to the community. RLP staff meets regularly with city, business and community leaders, and regularly shares Local Enforcement Agency findings to the community.

Put simply: We are proud of our role in the Downriver community, and we look forward to deepening relationships and supporting local community initiatives.


Tours are available on a limited basis to residents as well as community, civic and academic organizations. To request a tour, contact us here or call Jeff Kugelman, 734-281-4263, x5928.

Important Notice: Upcoming Land Preserve Improvements

The Riverview Land Preserve (RLP) will continue its next phase of improvements beginning Monday July 20, 2020.  For the next six weeks you may notice our team boring additional wells and installing collection pipes at the landfill through early September. During this scheduled project, please be patient as there may be some additional noise from…
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Coming Up: Community Shred Day at RLP

The Riverview Land Preserve's Community Shred Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at 20863 Grange Road in Riverview. This is a free drive-through event and a perfect opportunity to shred confidential paper materials such as receipts, bank statements, medical records and tax documents. All documents will be securely…
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Renewable Natural Gas Produced Daily at Riverview Land Preserve

Refuse is collected daily at Riverview Land Preserve (RLP); BUT … did you know that Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is produced every day at the facility as well? RNG is a carbon-neutral fuel that reduces harmful emissions and provides a renewable source of energy. Landfill waste can be put to work by converting it to…
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Important COVID-19 Response Update – Issued April 29, 2020

On March 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.  This Executive Order was extended to May 15, 2020. During this challenging time, we continue to deliver essential…
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Recycling Raccoons say Know It Before You Throw It

The Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has deployed the Recycling Raccoon Squad to help Michigan recycle better, smarter, more efficiently and more adorably. In fact, the Recycling Raccoon Squad is hoping to help Michigan reclaim its title as the greatest recycling state in the entire country. (It’s true, Michigan used to…
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Wayne County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Plan ahead for Wayne County’s 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection events. These upcoming community events will permit collection of household generated items from Wayne County residents on April 4, June 13 and August 8. Saturday, April 4 - Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre Street, DetroitSaturday, June 13 - Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Road, DearbornSaturday,…
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One-Site Recycling Hours Extended for Customer Service

Local residents can participate in recycling various materials at no charge by delivering the materials to RLP’s on-site recycling containers. Recently, we extended our Wednesday hours to 7 p.m. so that residents can recycle during non-business hours when it’s convenient for their personal schedule. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday…
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Local Scouts Preview Massive New Land Preserve Equipment

In early 2020, scouts from Riverview Cub Scout Pack 1659 got an up-close and personal look at Riverview Land Preserve’s massive new refuse compactor. As part of their tour of the solid waste landfill facility, the scouts were introduced to the RLP’s new 123,000-pound BOMAG Refuse Compactor. The compactor would soon be in service on…
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