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What to do with our Trash


What to do with our trash? One common question for a large and growing region is what to do with the trash. Incinerators are becoming a more common way to dispose of tons of trash daily but the idea is met with mixed results. Recycling is also a way to deal with large qualities of trash, but one company aims to produce useable energy out of the things we throw away. We look at several types of incinerators in our region and the proposal for a whole new way of dealing with our trash. Guests John Downey - Senior Staff Reporter, Charlotte Business Journal Tom McKittrick - President, Forsite Development Bruce Gledhill - Solid Waste Management Director, Mecklenburg County WFAE News | Inside MeckCo's only medical waste incinerator WFAE News | Matthews incinerator in violation of air quality standards Click here to add and read comments