Recycling Jackson has a copy of the Ecology Center’s “Financial Projections for Closure of the Jackson County Resource Recovery Facility” memo (download the pdf). It’s conclusion?
The closing of the JCRRF presents significant opportunities for improved services and job creation in Jackson County. This major transition should not simply be left to convert from incineration to landfill for disposal of the county’s solid waste. In the course of the transition the county should engage in revising its county solid waste plan and form cooperative arrangements with cities, villages and townships in the county to improve recycling and the efficiency of collection services. Recycling creates 6 to 10 times as many jobs as waste disposal and can support locally based jobs.
We couldn’t agree more.
Stay tuned for thoughts for our president Steve Noble on this.