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Palm Beach County Trash Importing Deal Faces State Hurdle

Palm Beach County's trash importing deal could be derailed by a proposed state law that would change the rules for getting rid of garbage.

In a money-making move, Palm Beach County's Solid Waste Authority last year started trucking in trash from Broward County to burn at a newly opened waste-to-energy incinerator.

Burning the extra trash is expected to generate $18 million for the Solid Waste Authority over five years. That has enabled the county to lower annual trash bills about $5 per home.

But Palm Beach County's extra trash cash and residents' reduced bills could be at risk if the Florida Legislature passes proposed limits on waste management deals.

Continue reading at the Sun Sentinel

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