1. Genesee County Land Bank partners with University of Michigan to curb illegal dumping

    Mark Rivett posted July 14, 2021

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    With frequent reports of illegal dumping in Flint, the Genesee County Land Bank is working with the University of Michigan on a series of solutions to the chronic problem.

    Over 80% of volunteer groups with the land bank’s Clean & Green program report illegal dumping activity on vacant lots they help maintain. They say contractors and homeowners regularly dump construction debris, furniture, tires and other junk in Flint.

    The University of Michigan’s Youth Violence Prevention Center is working with the land bank to design and research various measures to stop illegal dumping.