WICOMICO Co., Md. - Wicomico County reaps the benefits of going green.
By turning waste into energy, they've been able to register carbon credits and sell them to interested parties. We're told they sold more than $183,000 worth of credits. Tuesday, they accepted a check in that amount from the county's consultant, Geosyntec.
"In Wicomico, we've had for several years, a power plant that actually takes methane gas out of the garbage and the trash that's been disposed of in the landfill, and turns it into energy where we've been generating electricity for a number of years," County Executive Rick Pollitt said.
Pollitt says all the money will go right back to the county and will be applied to their solid waste program.