Why is Resource Recovery preferred by the County over landfilling?
Resource Recovery converts a waste material (garbage) into energy. It “recovers” the energy “resource” contained in the garbage that would otherwise be thrown away. It reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by replacing coal as an energy source. Currently the State of Minnesota considers Resource Recovery a renewable energy.

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1. Doesn’t most garbage just end up in the landfill?
2. Why is it OK to burn garbage in an incinerator and not in a Burn Barrel?
3. Why is Resource Recovery preferred by the County over landfilling?
4. Where can I bring my waste if I want it to go toward Resource Recovery?
5. Why does the County run a Landfill?