It's about time. We generate more trash than we realize and recycling and incineration are very good alternatives to land filling. The state where I came from started off with voluntary recycling and then started incinerating trash as well. The combination of the two has not only reduced the amount going to the landfill but has allowed them to start removing trash from the landfill for sorting and burning.
The technology is somewhat touchy and they've had some issues, but overall its been a wildly successful program, and yes costly as well.
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