The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority has made a bid to buy Harrisburg’s incinerator. Mayor Linda Thompson made this announcement today and plans to meet with the interested party soon.
Mayor Thompson also went on to say that she expects to receive competing offers from other groups as well. (Let’s not get too heady there LT) All I can say is unload that thing as fast as you can! Taking that $282 million debt off Harrisburg and Dauphin County can not happen soon enough. Of course, only if the offer will benefit taxpayers.
The incinerator’s value has been estimated as high as $159 million with a guaranteed flow of solid waste, which the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority could certainly provide. This would be a win-win as Lancaster County borders Dauphin County so it would be a local entity owning the incinerator. The incinerator would help Lancaster County get rid of more solid waste. Lancaster County is larger than Dauphin County and would be able to supply far more solid waste.