State ready to get tougher on trash

Star Tribune: Burning more of Minnesota's garbage and putting less in landfills has been the state's goal for years, but every day in Elk River, full garbage trucks rumble past a garbage-to-energy recycling center to dump their contents at the landfill next door. Last year alone, an extra 140,000 tons of waste from the metro area went into landfills, which are cheaper for haulers, instead of the more environmentally friendly burners. But the state is getting ready to crack down on the practice. Next month......

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