Baltimore Incinerator Sues County for Failure to Deliver Waste

Connector Spring 2019

Wheelabrator is suing Baltimore County, Maryland for failing to deliver a contractually mandated minimum of 215,000 annual tons of waste to the company’s Baltimore incinerator.

According to the lawsuit, Baltimore County provided 65,813 fewer tons last year than stipulated by a 2011 contractual amendment. As of April 5, the county has reportedly sent 2,223 tons to the Wheelabrator facility and has announced plans to curtail its business before the contract term is up.

“The damages the County will incur for failure to deliver the waste guaranteed to be delivered by it in the contract are more than $32 million,” said Wheelabrator spokesperson Michelle Nadeau in a statement. “We are confident the court will find in our favor, unnecessarily costing Baltimore County taxpayers as much as $46 million in total contract savings and damages.”

Source: Waste Dive / Utility Dive