The Snoqualmie, Wash., City Council has rejected a proposed solid waste management plan, as council members expressed their interest in exploring landfill alternatives.
According to the Snoqualmie Valley Record, several council members expressed not wanting to extend the lives of landfills, as proposed in the plan, or to put off adopting non-landfill waste management solutions. Instead, they want to further explore building a waste-to-energy power plant and using the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill to deposit residual solid waste and ash, among other options.
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The Snoqualmie City Council, at its Sept. 9 meeting, rejected the proposed King County 2019 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, wanting to explore options outside of continuing to fill landfills.
The council also authorized Mayor Matt Larson to send a letter to the county addressing concerns with the plan’s evaluation of non-landfill solid waste disposal options, such as the possibility of building Waste to Energy (WTE) facility — which generate energy from the treatment of waste or processing waste into a fuel source.
Initially, the motion on the agenda had been to waive the regular requirement for a second reading of the plan in order to adopt it by the county’s deadline for compliance and send a letter of concerns. But during discussion at the meeting, that motion was amended to instead reject the plan.