The article fails to mention the gross conflict of interest we now have with Waste Management now managing both recycling and waste disposal (until this year, WM did not manage county recycling). What's the incentive to promote recycling if you make money either way?
First we get: "county officials ... [have] applied to the Department of Environmental Conservation for permission to add .. ", and then: "County officials say they expect the approval process to take about three years". Is it an application or an approval process? Sounds like it's just a matter of going through the motions. How nice for the landfill proponents.
"Mill Seat currently captures about 70 percent of the landfill gas and burns it in generators to produce electricity, which cuts down on the landfill's methane emissions" -- burning the methane emits CO2, thereby contributing to climate change. It is better to burn it for energy than not, but far better to not be creating the methane in the first place. There are far better destinations for our organic waste than a landfill. Sadly, the county sees it as a "win" since the big picture as usual eludes them.
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