Minister Meyers visited the Renewable Energy Facility in West Palm Beach. Photo swa.org
St. Maarten News – Recycling 30 percent of all garbage and compacting, wrapping up and storing the rest and use it as fuel as soon as the waste-to-energy plant on Pond Island is operational. Those are two of the actions the government has in mind to tackle the persistent problems with the dump. If a contract were signed today, it will take three years before the plant is up and running, Vromi-Minster Angel Meyers said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing.
After attending an energy summit in Washington, Minister Meyers traveled to New York where he visited a waste-to-energy plant. The company, whose name was not revealed uses a BOOT concept (build, own-operate-transfer) for its projects. It has 44 waste-to-energy plants in and outside of the United States. Three years ago the company inspected the landfill in St. Maarten.