If incinerator fails, county may opt for a new landfill

Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 12/20/2007

Frederick County Commission President Jan H. Gardner (D) said this week the county would have to site a new landfill if commissioners decide against a trash-burning incinerator. “I do believe if we don’t pursue waste-to-energy, then we do have to move in the direction of siting land for a new landfill,” she said. Gardner acknowledged that siting a new landfill would not be easy — commissioners would need to find 300 to 500 acres of open land, away from homes. Gardner’s assessment comes after a two-night public hearing on an incinerator proposal. Commissioners started listening to testimony from residents and environmental groups on Dec. 11 and finished up Dec. 12.