BRESCO Protesters Wall Off Trucks, Decry a Renewed Contract

By Louis Krauss, BaltimoreBrew

Protesters temporarily shut down Baltimore’s BRESCO trash incinerator, preventing garbage trucks from going in and out of a facility they say endangers the public’s health and must be permanently closed.

About 40 people stood in the entrance road to the incinerator yesterday, denouncing Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young for negotiations with its operator that they fear are leading towards an extension of the city’s contract to send refuse to the 34-year-old plant.

Shashawnda Campbell, of the South Baltimore Community Land Trust, helped lead the shutdown – incinerator opponents’ boldest protest action to date.