Will the incinerator contract be cancelled this week?

The Board of County Commissioners are holding a hearing on Thursday, November 20 at 6:00PM to take public comment about the prospect of canceling the contract to build the “Waste to Energy” incinerator project.

(An additional purpose for the hearing is to discuss a possible contract to haul county waste to a landfill in another state on a short term basis.)

incineratorstackAt a regular BOCC session on October 9th, the commissioners discussed and took a preliminary vote on canceling the incinerator contract. Commissioners Young and Delauter voted to cancel.

Commissioner Gray requested that the public be allowed to weigh in on the incinerator in a public hearing setting before an official vote to cancel the contract, and the other commissioners agreed.

Please plan to attend the November 20th hearing. It will be an important opportunity to weigh in on the incinerator project’s deficiencies and the many more sustainable possibilities available to deal with the county’s waste.

Citizens will address a variety of concerns about the incinerator project: public health and safety issues, financial problems, and the environmental hazards posed by incineration and by this particular incinerator project in our community.

Others will briefly discuss ways to handle our waste as a resource to be recycled, reused, composted, or repurposed.

Your attendance is important, even if you don’t testify. If you wish, you can submit testimony in writing to the BOCC. The email address is:

countycommissioners@FrederickCountyMD.gov

We hope to see you this Thursday evening (November 20)!

Hearing on WTE contract cancellation:
Thursday Nov. 20 at 6 pm
Winchester Hall, first floor hearing room


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