HARTFORD — One-third of all the waste generated in Connecticut ends up at the aging trash-to-energy plant in the South Meadows. The future of that facility, and what will happen to all that garbage, is now in doubt.
The state is currently reviewing private industry proposals for creating a more modern system focusing on recycling, composting and bio-energy rather than incineration. The big problem with those plans is that Hartford may not agree.
For the past 27 years, Hartford residents have been putting up with the pollution from burning all that trash, the traffic from as many as 300 trucks per day, and all the infrastructure, fire and police costs associated with the garbage plant.