One of two taxpayer-funded incinerators in Broward County that creates energy out of household garbage will close.
Broward commissioners voted 7-2 on the controversial item Tuesday, agreeing that Waste Management can shutter the incinerator adjacent to Pompano Beach in northern Broward County. Commissioners Beam Furr and Lois Wexler voted no, wishing the county would consider purchasing the incinerator and preventing its closure, so that as much garbage can be recycled, via energy creation, as possible.
The incinerator, though paid for by taxpayers, is owned by Waste Management and is not for sale. Even without Tuesday's vote, the plant could have been closed as early as 2018, and certainly in 2023, assistant county attorney Drew Meyers advised commissioners.