The Perham Enterprise Bulletin in Minnesota published a thoughtful editorial opining on the decisions facing seven Minnesota counties as they grapple with the future of solid waste management. The counties are examining the long-term benefits of the Perham waste-to-energy plant versus landfilling. The waste-to-energy facility in Perham converts household trash into steam and electricity--which is then sold to Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Bongards’ Creameries and Otter Tail Power. From the perspective of Enterprise Bulletin editorial board, waste-to-energy is "as clean a solution as we have in dealing with the messy problem of garbage." They cite support from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which favor “waste-to-energy” as a preferred method of solid waste disposal. The paper implores the public to support waste-to-energy and "not bury our heads in the sand--or in the garbage."