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Where will the trash go? Baltimore and surrounding counties consider alternatives if incinerator closes

Where will the trash go? Baltimore and surrounding counties consider alternatives if incinerator closes

After the Baltimore City Council passed clean air legislation Monday that could force a large trash incinerator to shut down, officials in the city and surrounding counties began considering how to dispose of their garbage if they are no longer able to burn it.

The Wheelabrator Baltimore waste-to-energy plant near Russell Street and Interstate 95 processes more than 700,000 tons of trash every year — about half of that trash comes from Baltimore households and nearly 40 percent from Baltimore County. The rest comes from Howard and Anne...

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