Re: "Most Cities Meet Target for Trash Cuts," Jan. 8.
If the cities are again successful in reaching their new target of reducing trash dumped at the landfills by the year 2000 by another 25%, does this mean Orange County must import even more trash to offset the reduced trash-dumping revenue? And if so, once again, how does this prolong the life of the landfill?
Recall that importation was precisely the strategy the Board of Supervisors approved recently to offset reduced revenues due to successful trash recycling within the county. Or will the county residents have to pay even more per ton to deposit their trash to compensate for the reduced county revenues?
Alternatively, will the cost for county-imported trash have to be reduced further to induce more importing of trash, thus creating a yet bigger disparity between local and imported dumping rates? Oh, the cost of success and what counterproductive goals our politicians weave!