Disposal plan detailed for waste panel

March 02, 1993

County officials yesterday detailed Carroll's trash disposal efforts during the second meeting of a recently appointed waste-to-energy committee.

The county last year generated some 122,000 tons of trash and recycled about 10 percent of that volume, Keith Kirschnick, public works director, told the committee.

The committee is studying incineration as a disposal method to augment recycling and landfilling.

About 28 percent of the county's trash was dumped at the Hoods Mill landfill in South Carroll and 72 percent was buried at the Northern landfill off Route 140, just east of Westminster, Mr. Kirschnick said.

He said the eastern section of the Hoods Mill facility has about an 18-month life span left. Because it's expensive to operate two landfills, the county will use only the Northern Landfill when the Hood section closes.

The committee will meet March 18 to learn how the county finances trash disposal programs and how future programs will be funded.

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