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Carroll County Solid Waste Workgroup Presents Incinerator Alternatives

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Nov 20, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Zero Waste Carroll County, MD, an ad-hoc citizens group that has been fighting a garbage incinerator in neighboring Frederick County, has prepared an alternative plan for resource management for Carroll County. The plan was requested by Board of County Commissioners President Doug Howard after the County Commission determined that the financing for the incinerator plan was too risky for the County.

Citizens have been at the forefront of opposing Carroll County’s participation in the proposed incinerator for the past 3 years. Estimated costs of the plant have risen from $225 million to over $600 million. The plan was prepared by volunteer citizens who explored developments in zero waste and resource management across the US. Citizens also interviewed dozens of national experts and local stakeholders.

For information see the Carroll County Times article “Solid Waste Workgroup presents final incinerator alternative plan to commissioners.”


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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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