County to sponsor solid waste forum

Sherry Greenfield
Residents will have an opportunity to learn about trash disposal options in Frederick County next weekend. The Frederick Board of County Commissioners will sponsor a forum on solid waste from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 17, at Frederick Community College’s Jack B. Kussmaul Theater. The forum is free and open to the public. "The county commissioners recognize that solid waste issues, such as recycling and waste-to-energy proposals, are of utmost importance to the citizens of Frederick County,” said Michael Marschner, director of Utilities and Solid Waste Management, in a press release. "At their direction, we are pleased to host this solid waste forum to address some of the most pressing issues facing the county and to allow citizens the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from experts in the field.” The county is in the process of looking into the construction of a trash-burning incinerator, or what is being called a ‘‘waste-to-energy facility.” These plants uses trash as fuel to generate electricity that could be sold to an electric utility, such as Allegheny Power.