You really can't believe this.
In the Netherlands a waste burning facility is providing hot water and heating to a residential area.
For this purpose waste has been separated at each home.
There is a gray bin for household deposits, a green bin for paper and cart board, and a yellow/gray bin for plastics and and cans.
For each can a separate collection run has to be performed.
When the waste burning facility organized an 'Open Day' for the public I noticed that the separated garbage was mixed before entering the burner. When I asked why, the answer was they had to mix the plastics with the household garbage to keep the oven temperature at a low level because otherwise the oven walls would crack.
I have nothing against separating waste but not for the sake of 'conditioning'.
We now know that we pay double or even tripple the true costs it takes to dispose of our waste and now the waste burning facility is importing waste from Germany to keep up with the rising energy demand for the expanding residential area.
They make incredible amounts of money for burning the waste and even more money heating the residential area.
The big crash of course comes when heavy snowfall prevents the waste collection for two weeks.
That's when people are left in the cold and the piping system will freeze up.
The moral of the story however is that a waste burner selling it's access heat to a residential area is a profit center and doesn't need a penny of government support if implemented wisely.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Duive ... _19.39.JPG