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Ash Residue Recycling Proposed

Ash residue from the County’s Resource Recovery Facility (RRF/waste-to-energy plant) would be reused and recycled and the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) debris would be increased under an amendment to the County’s waste transportation and disposal contract proposed by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.  The proposed amendment has been sent to the County Council which must vote on any changes to the contract.

The ash will be screened into several sizes and used as road base in modern, lined landfill cells and as alternate daily cover to cover trash in landfills.  The processed ash replaces virgin materials such as stone and soil that would have to be imported, and, in some cases, mined, from other locations.  This will mean a reduction of fuel use and associated air emissions due to less energy being used to develop road base materials, fewer trucking miles required and reduced construction of additional landfill space. Read more. 

CATEGORIES: Environmental
POSTED AT: Friday, April 30, 2010 | 6:00:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010