The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an editorial today that supports the Solid Waste Authority's decision to build a an additional waste-to-energy facility in Palm Beach County to delay the closure of the county landfill. In 2006, the average county resident threw away 9.5 pounds of garbage every day — a full 30 percent more than 10 years before. The county has decided to solicit proposals from private companies to build and operate a new $700 million waste-to-energy plant. The Sun-Sentinel editorial stated that "squeezing energy out of garbage puts trash to good use. That's not just green. It's smart. And it's the best plan the county has in the works for dealing with its growing trash pile."