Tennesseans will discuss their composting operation

September 03, 1993|By Staff Report

Representatives from a Tennessee composting plant will visit Carroll next month to describe their operation, Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown said.

Carroll officials had planned a trip this month to Sevier County to see the Bedminster Bioconversion Corp. plant but the trip was canceled Wednesday, he said.

The commissioners agreed in early August that they and the town mayors would visit the plant. Some members of the county's Waste-to-Energy Committee also were to attend. Mr. Brown had proposed the trip after he visited the Tennessee plant in July.

Earlier this week, the commissioners said they did not want to spend two days on a bus traveling to and from the plant. Air fare would have cost almost $600 each, which the commissioners said was too expensive.

County officials are looking for ways to save landfill space and money on trash disposal. They are considering composting and incineration as alternatives to building new landfills. The officials plan to tour the Ferst Cos. composting facility that opened in January in the Curtis Bay section of Baltimore.

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