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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.

Make Your Voice Heard For RLP

Downriver Citizen,  I’m Jeff Dobek, the City of Riverview’s new Interim City Manager; and, I oversee the Riverview Land Preserve, which includes operations as well as working with the Downriver community and local residents. As you may know, the City of Riverview and Riverview Land Preserve has submitted an application for a proposed expansion of the municipal…
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Wayne County Offering Hazardous Waste Collection Vouchers

Did you know that Wayne County residents now can recycle their household hazardous waste items five days per week at a contractor facility in Livonia? Household Hazardous Waste Collection vouchers must be picked up by Wayne County residents in person. The vouchers are provided by Wayne County Department of Public Services and provide a convenient…
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New Traffic Patterns at RLP

While scale maintenance is performed at Riverview Land Preserve this will be the new traffic pattern until further notice. Two lanes of trucks will go through the scales, converge into one lane, proceed around our administrative building and then go up the hill to deposit.Resident recyclers will use the inside lane to drop off and…
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New Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Wayne County will be presenting two additional Household Hazardous Waste Collection events on July 9 at Henry Ford College and October 15 Wayne County Community College in Taylor. Both events are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is also a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.…
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Get Set For Community Shred Day

The Riverview Land Preserve's next Community Shred Day has been scheduled for Saturday, September 17 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…
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Look For Special Notice For Riverview Residents

To best serve the needs of the entire community, the City of Riverview is conducting a survey this month to gauge the interests of residents regarding the proposed expansion of the Riverview Land Preserve. The City of Riverview – in conjunction with Riverview Land Preserve (RLP) – has proposed a 45-acre expansion to have capacity…
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Wayne County will be presenting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westland Shopping Center. Only household generated products from Wayne County residents will be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include: commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, 55 gallon drums, household trash,…
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Material Disposal is Critical Cost for Small Businesses

Downriver land developers, construction, demolition companies, builders and landscapers focus on keeping costs low before placing project bids. One of the biggest cost factors is disposal of 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…
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Landfill Myths vs. Facts

The myths, concerns and complaints listed below are untrue items mentioned by the public at the recent Wayne County Facility Inclusion Committee (FIC) hearing regarding the Riverview Land Preserve (RLP). It is important to correct these untrue statements and to take an opportunity to clarify and address the concerns and complaints that were mentioned by…
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Will A Local Landfill Impact My Property Value?

So, you’ve found your dream home – perfect schools, great community, low taxes. When the disclosure comes back, you find out that 3.5 miles away is the local landfill. How do you move forward now that you have this information? Years ago, people tended to ditch the deal when this kind of information came to…
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