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.