Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council recently visited a facility in Huntsville, Alabama that converts trash to energy.
In their tour of the Covanta Energy facility, they saw how solid waste can be used to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta touts its process as being a superior sustainable alternative to landfills.
With the Middle Point Landfill expected to reach capacity no later than 2024, the Solid Waste Advisory Council is working to find a solution. The cost of solid was without question will go up, but the group is looking for a way forward that is sound fiscally and environmentally.
The Advisory Council earlier visited a similar facility in Wilson County.