Horry County landfill officials in Alabama this week to tour waste conversion plant

Officials with the Horry County Solid Waste Authority are scheduled to be in Montgomery, Ala., through Wednesday this week touring a plant that may be the answer to the county’s shrinking landfill space.

Danny Knight, executive director for the solid waste authority, will be among the attendees to meet with officials from Montgomery and those with Plantation, Fla.-based Infinitus Energy. The company pegs itself as “a revolutionary company, focused on converting waste to recovered raw materials and energy,” according to its website.

Knight said they are interested in what the company can do with the landfill’s recyclable material, which has lost value over the years and is projected to impact the authority’s budget next year negatively by about $600,000. But more importantly, the authority wants to view the diversion system to keep unnecessary materials out of the landfill, which is slated to be full by 2035 at the current rate of receiving trash.