Lincoln McQuillan, operations apprentice at the Resource Recovery Facility, operates a forklift Thursday. The facility, a waste-to-energy center that burns solid waste to make steam used to heat and cool James Madison University, needs more fuel. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Mark Hess, plant operator, monitors the combustor using the operating system computers on Thursday.
Trash from Harrisonburg is ready to be burned at the Resource Recovery Facility on Thursday. City officials have sent a letter to city and county representatives and solid-waste haulers up and down Interstate 81 seeking more garbage for the facility, which is “starving for fuel.”