One county’s trash is another county’s gain, especially during prolonged economic recessions. That’s why Riverside County is considering taking up to 765 tons of Los Angeles garbage, everyday.
The trash transfer plan could mean $1 to $2.5 million in additional revenues for the County’s general fund each year, and that money is very appealing to the modest area just east of Los Angeles. Currently, private landfills in the County import garbage, but the County has turned in a proposal to also capitalize on the closing of LA landfills.
The move toward importing garbage is the latest development in Riverside’s ongoing discussion over its refuse. The balance between short-term revenues and long-term costs for the landfills is being weighed in public workshops as the County works to build a long-term strategy.
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