It is unfortunate, but there are still many that think about garbage incineration the same as (letter-writer) Dave King who stated “reduce trucking, burn the trash, cleaner air.”
Burning trash and clean air do not fit in the same sentence.
He states that there is useful information from Switzerland. There is much ‘useful’ information available, but it depends on the source and the use you would put it to.
It has been stated numerous times that the ash residue is a mix of toxic and hazardous waste that has no other use and has to be disposed of accordingly, at a controlled landfill site.
Over a typical contract period of 25 years these residues could be enough to cover 1,000 acres a foot deep, and hauled away by up to 1,200 trucks per year.
You can’t just bury it and forget it like Mr. King suggests. It has to be monitored and watched over forever.
And this isn’t even considering the toxic airborne particulate that will fill the air we breath.