Hatch Hill Communities

Trash-to-fuel plan has warm, wary reception

AUGUSTA -- A proposal to turn trash into diesel fuel at Hatch Hill landfill got a warm, if wary, reception from city councilors Thursday.

City officials are in discussions with a new firm that proposes to build a $20 million plant at Hatch Hill to convert trash into diesel fuel using technology developed by a Texas-based waste-to-energy company.

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