Officials still lean toward incinerator

Thompson, Jenkins say recent presentations on alternatives for waste don’t sway their positions
Gazette
Sherry Greenfield
07/24/2008
Despite a power-point presentation, a 45-minute film and testimony praising the recycling programs in Boulder, Colo., two Frederick County commissioners said this week they are still not convinced that building an incinerator to dispose of trash is wrong for Frederick County. Commissioners Charles A. Jenkins (R) and John ‘‘Lennie” Thompson Jr. (R) said this week they are still leaning toward voting to build an incinerator in Frederick County, or what some call a ‘‘waste-to-energy” facility, because it burns trash to produce electricity.

Commissioner Toor talks recycling and ‘zero waste’

Gazette
Sherry Greenfield
06/12/2008
In 2006, Boulder County Commissioners took an unusual step and adopted a resolution encouraging its government and residents to work toward creating ‘‘zero waste.” The resolution by the three-member board meant that the county would devise a plan to reduce trash by 50 percent or better by 2010. The ultimate goal is the elimination of all waste by 2025. The county has already upped its 50 percent goal by 2010 to 75 percent or higher. Commissioner Will Toor (D), elected to the board in 2004, was instrumental in developing the resolution along with programs and policies designed to reduce trash.