Palm Beach County wants to import trash for money

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Wednesday morning, the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority could move forward with a plan to enter the business of importing trash from other counties.

The trash would be burned at a new incinerator being built on North Jog Road. The incinerator is slated to open in 2015.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the deal would bring millions of dollars into the county. The deal would also mean people would see a $10 reduction in the amount they pay annually to the county for trash removal.

The SWA says the plan would not impact its budget.

The SWA board could decide to reach out to companies for formal proposals at its 9 a.m. meeting Wednesday.

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