Waste Not! Carroll

Debra Blye

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I have been a Carroll County resident for nearly 17 years; a place where I continue to enjoy raising my two children. However, I am deeply concerned over the proposed incinerator plan, which includes dumping toxic ash at the Northern Landfill (less than 2 miles from my home!), and which will come at an enormous price tag for Carroll citizens (both in dollars and in environmental consequences). 


In 1991, while a student at University of Maine, I had the wonderful experience of working for the state government's Maine Waste Management Agency. During that time, I participated in Maine's expansion of its Bottle Bill, its ban on asceptic packaging (at that time it was considered non-recyclable), sat in on meetings with the Dept. of Transportation and other state agencies to discuss the increased use of recyclable materials in roadways and in the workplace, visited a materials recovery facility in Rhode Island (where recyclables were sorted and distributed to various markets), and observed a pilot program where recycled phone books where shredded for animal bedding. Although I am not familiar with the current state of Maine's waste management efforts, my experience taught me that there are many ways to significantly and cost-effectively reduce the waste stream--ways that don't include the costly and unsafe alternative of burning our trash!


 I am so grateful for the creation and efforts of Waste Not Carroll to keep us informed on this very serious issue, and to lead the way in stopping a very bad plan.

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Reply john b bixler
2:56 PM on November 16, 2011 
Hi I am working with a company alfa energy and have made an offer to build a plasma waste to energy plant in taneytown.This plant has no toxic ash or any none reuseable byproucts it has no ehaust of any kind and you do not need to recycle because all of the byproucts are 100% useable did you know that 1/2 of all your recyclable materials that go to the county landfill are dumped in the landfill because we have no market for them if you would like to know more please call me at 443-992-8540 john bixler