Incinerator meeting, decision dates announced

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Source: Gazette
Author: Charles Schell
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Date Published: 04/03/2008

Residents can give Carroll County’s Board of County Commissioners their opinions about a proposed regional ‘‘waste-to-energy” incinerator from 7 to 9 p.m. April 10 at a public hearing in Room 003 of the County Office Building, Westminster. But first they can learn more about the proposal that would create a partnership with Frederick County by attending a workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster. Frederick’s commissioners voted Feb. 26 to ask Carroll to join them in building a trash incinerator, what industry officials call a ‘‘waste-to-energy facility” because it burns trash to generate electricity. Assuming Carroll generated 600 tons of trash per day, a shared incinerator in Frederick would cost Carroll $140 million to build, compared to $200 million to build one alone. The workshop allows residents to ask questions about the county’s trash and recycling options, as well as the incinerator. Carroll commissioners, Department of Public Works staff and the Environmental Advisory Council will be on hand as well as selected trash experts. Carroll’s commissioners will convene at 11:30 a.m. April 17 in Room 311 of the County Office Building to deliberate and vote on whether they will accept Frederick County’s offer