NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – It has been over a year since New Hanover County Commissioners voted to shutdown WASTEC, but Monday they could be one step closer to reopening the waste facility.
Commissioners will hold a 4 p.m. work session to discuss a proposed contract with Covanta Energy Corporation to take over the WASTEC Facility.
After the work session, Commissioners will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting in which the public will have a chance to give their opinion on the proposal.
This decision was put off from their last meeting, which was when Commissioners were told about a large increase to the price of operating the plant.
Renovations to WASTEC would allow the facility to process 500 tons of waste per day. It would cost $12.8 million every year to operate and maintain, but it would create its own electricity. It is still unclear how trash would get hauled and who would pay for it.