I have suggested a regional waste-to-energy program to our own city council members and county commission members for years. One of the excuses that I have received for not considering this option for garbage disposal is that there is just not enough trash to make it economically feasible.
The Raleigh N&O reports that Chatham County, NC, which does not own a landfill, charges county residents a solid waste fee that is included in their property tax bill. The county owns and operates trucks that take trash from collection centers to privately owned transfer stations in Siler City and Lee County. The trash is then hauled to a Sampson County landfill, which is more than 80 miles away.
Siler City is about 40 miles from Greensboro. What are we thinking?
Please read this post from Feb. 3, 2005about trash-energy-water-jobs
And this about traveling trash
And this about our own trash problem
And this information