Cape Cod continues to run out of space to dump trash.
A study developed for the Cape Cod Commission points to a few potential long-term solutions.
One solution could be shipping trash by rail to a state with sufficient landfill capacity, like Ohio or Virginia.
Officials say a waste-by-rail operation could save 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually compared to trucking waste to a local landfill or regional incinerator.
Some residents oppose the idea, favoring community composting solutions instead.
Town officials will soon meet to consider both solutions.