In a city that incinerated it's trash for years. They felt it as better to control the ash coming out rather than the mountains of trash that were going into our local landfill. The only thing the incinerator fell short on was the boast that it would take trash out of the landfill over time.
That did not happen.
Then I moved to Rhode Island for awhile and got used to curbside recycling which was great !! Landfill intakes rates plummeted. The state even got a high tech facility called the MURF. Mass Urban Recycling Facility. Now they just pick up the trash with all recyclables in one single container and send it to the MURF. It is scanned and computers separate the trash as it goes down the conveyors. It was a stunning success but had a lot of technical problems. They are finally not only recycling CURRENT trash pick ups but also taking trash OUT of the landfill for recycling.
I'm all for recycling AND incineration as a joint effort to reduce landfill use....
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