Covanta's trash incinerator in Montgomery County, Maryland is the largest air industrial polluter in the county, by far. In March 2021, we released the report, "Beyond Incineration: Best Waste Management Strategies for Montgomery County, Maryland" to support the county's commitment to end incineration.
In support of our member group, Sugarloaf Citizens' Association, we worked with them and other local environmental leaders forming Zero Waste Montgomery County to issue this report and to advocate for its recommendations.
This detailed report documents how incineration is worse than landfilling, analyses the alternatives, and recommends what the county should do. It debunks pro-incinerator propaganda by Covanta and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Find the report here: http://www.energyjustice.net/md/beyond.pdf
The powerpoint with overview slides is here: http://www.energyjustice.net/md/beyondppt.pdf