Cod Cod Running Out Of Trash Space

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. 


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