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.”