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of no of in a in of The cost of burning garbage: The finances of Detroit's waste-to-energy waste-to-energy waste-to-energy waste-to-energy waste-to-energy plant TAXPAYERS Detroiters, whose garbage is burned at the plant, pay taxes tor the incinerator. The city pays a 'lipping fee for each ton of garbage a truck tips into the facility. $23.8 million PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST Principal and interest costs on $438 million in bonds used to build the plant will be paid back over 20 years. The total bill will be $1.06 billion. $36.7 to $68.6 million over 20 years r c'"- c'"- S&V i THE INCOME: Who pays? In dollars annually i UTILITY USERS Detroit Edison customers indirectly pay part of the cost when, through their utility bills, they buy steam and electricity produced from the plant. Steam :$24 million Electricity: $9 million Detroit Edison OUTSIDE USERS Private waste companies or suburban governments pay a fee to burn their waste at the incinerator. $5.5 million THE BILLS: Who gets paid? In dollars annually: OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE The operating and maintenance fees are paid to Combustion Engineering, which is reimbursed forlabor, insurance, taxes and other costs, adjusted for inflation. The company also gets a "performance" fee of 12 percent of the steam and electricity income from the first 780,000 ton of garbage each year, then half of the revenue up to the plant's design capacity of 850,000 tons. $18.8 million COMBUSTION y ENGINEERING mmsm RECYCLING METALS The sale of metals recovered from the garbage before it is burned. (The recovered metal income is split between the city and Combustion Engineering Inc., the plant's operator.) $51,000 DELIVERY AND DISPOSAL For delivery and disposal, the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority, which oversees the plant, has hired City Management Corp. The authority will pay City Management for each ton of garbage or incinerator ash that it hauls to the plant, processes through one of its transfer stations or buries in its landfill in Sumpter Township in western Wayne County. $5.5 million Detron Free Press

Clipped from Detroit Free Press07 May 1989, SunMETROPage 28

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)07 May 1989, SunMETROPage 28
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