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Why build a local facility?

The County is committed to finding alternative solutions to effectively manage our garbage and divertible material in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner. The proposed Materials Management Facility (MMF) will expand our ability to manage our own waste. Benefits include:
  • Estimated cost savings of $13 million in contracted transfer costs over the next 20 years
  • Utilization of secured funding from the Continuous Improvement Fund estimated at $1.15 million
  • Calculated payback period of 6 years
  • Protection against rising contracted transfer costs
  • Creation of local employment opportunities