Trash pact approved

February 11, 1993

The Carroll commissioners have agreed to cooperate with elected officials from metropolitan Baltimore to reduce trash through recycling and other measures.

"We are faced with strict and costly environmental regulations governing solid waste management as well as mandates of the Maryland Recycling Act. These make regional cooperation the most effective way to serve the citizens of the member jurisdictions," said Robert R. Neall, chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

Baltimore and county officials have agreed to develop a regional trash plan, which, they said, could reduce trash by as much as 35 percent to 40 percent through recycling.

No new landfill capacity would be necessary in any regional jurisdiction before 2011, they said.

The compact was signed by Mr. Neall, Anne Arundel's county executive; Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke; Roger B. Hayden, Baltimore County executive; Eileen M. Rehrmann, Harford County executive; Charles Ecker, Howard County executive; and Donald I. Dell, Carroll County commissioners president.

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