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Public hearing for Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator
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Public hearing for Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator

CLEVELAND — Another public hearing for the Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road. In 2012, Mayor Frank Jackson unveiled a proposal to build a garbage incinerator […]

Cleveland waste-to-energy plant proposal too costly, consultants’ presentation reveals
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Cleveland waste-to-energy plant proposal too costly, consultants’ presentation reveals

CLEVELAND — “Council members, who assumed last week that the proposition had met its end, expressed frustration and disappointment after hearing that the administration would not eliminate it from consideration. ‘The city’s own study demonstrates that the waste-to-energy plan is an economic lead balloon,’ said Councilman Jay Westbrook. ‘Call it […]

Cleveland’s public utilities Director Paul Bender: redeemer of dysfunctional systems
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Cleveland’s public utilities Director Paul Bender: redeemer of dysfunctional systems

CLEVELAND — “At Bender’s swearing-in ceremony last month, Jackson praised him for his range and depth of experience and said Bender will play a critical role in ensuring the future viability of the city’s utilities. But not everyone is sold on the new director just yet. Environmentalists say they have yet […]

Cleveland receives two dozen suggestions for trash management, many similar to controversial waste-to-energy plan
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Cleveland receives two dozen suggestions for trash management, many similar to controversial waste-to-energy plan

CLEVELAND — “Mayor Frank Jackson opened the door to other ideas in April after the gasification concept suffered a beating by environmentalists and some City Council members concerned about pollution and the cost of building the facility. Critics argue that the mayor’s call for new suggestions intimated a continued preference […]

Developmental organizations should get involved in waste reduction to generate revenue and create jobs
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Developmental organizations should get involved in waste reduction to generate revenue and create jobs

CLEVELAND — “These groups already in place in Cleveland are well positioned to help develop proposals that would reduce waste, and generate income for neighborhood groups. As evidenced at the Cleveland Recycling/Composting these local groups already have contact with local and national public and private sector experts in reuse, recycling […]

Controversy dogs Cleveland’s waste-to-energy ambitions
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Controversy dogs Cleveland’s waste-to-energy ambitions

CLEVELAND — ” In a hotel ballroom filled with entrepreneurs, angel investors and government bureaucrats hungry for opportunities in the evolving field of turning household trash into energy, Ivan Henderson delivers some sobering advice: Waste to energy is not an easy ride.’It’s been a bumpy road,’ the soft-spoken commissioner for […]

From waste to watts: Cleveland’s controversial pursuit of trash conversion technology
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From waste to watts: Cleveland’s controversial pursuit of trash conversion technology

CLEVELAND — ” For years, Cleveland has flirted with a little-known technology for converting garbage into electric power, attracted by the idea of a green alternative to dispatching 230,000 tons of trash to Ohio landfills yearly and relying on coal-fired plants to supply Cleveland Public Power’s customers. The promise of […]

Cleveland’s new garbage plan smells like the same old trash
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Cleveland’s new garbage plan smells like the same old trash

CLEVELAND — “Last month Cleveland City Council gave the administration and Cleveland Public Power $200,000 for a new trash consultant, and said it would investigate all trash processing options — kinda. After spending a few million in a stalled attempt to build the first U.S. high-tech gasification plant to turn […]

Clevelanders learn from “zero waste” experts at June 2nd Symposium
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Clevelanders learn from “zero waste” experts at June 2nd Symposium

link to photo gallery CLEVELAND — Two of the country’s leading experts on developing outstanding programs for recycling, composting, and resource recovery of materials brought valuable information to Cleveland for the “You and the Environmental Symposium” on June 2, 2012.   Bob Gedert, Director of Resource Recovery in Austin, Texas, and Neil […]

Environmental groups host forum to promote recycling and composting
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Environmental groups host forum to promote recycling and composting

CLEVELAND — “To capitalize on the renewed interest in recycling and composting generated by the public meetings earlier this year, environmental groups are now pressing the city to develop a more comprehensive plan. Ohio Citizen Action, Earthday Coalition and other groups have organized the Cleveland Composting and Recycling Forum on […]