Tampa, Florida is making moves to keep up with all the trash its residents produce. The solution: burn all of it.

October 30, 2023

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Tampa, Florida is making moves to keep up with all the trash its residents produce. The solution: burn all of it.

Jack Mariano, commissioner in Pasco County, said that the issue begins with the growth the area is experiencing. More trash raises the big question of, “Where are going to put the trash?”

Pasco County Authorities approved a $540 million plan to add a fourth boiler to the county’s waste-to-energy facility in September. This will boost the capacity at the incinerator complex by about 50%. Construction is targeted to be completed by the summer of 2026.

With the addition of a new boiler, concerns have been raised regarding air pollution and the effects the facility will have on the public. According to Justin Roessler, Pasco County’s solid waste and resource recovery director, the incinerator already includes rigorous air pollution controls and the site’s emissions are monitored continuously for anomalies.

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