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A bulldozer levels ash on a mound beside Covanta's Haverhill waste facility that incinerates trash and generates electricity. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Reducing trash may reduce the need for incinerators in Mass.

Massachusetts produces more trash than it can manage locally. State officials have a plan to reduce trash over the next 10 years, but activists say it doesn't go far enough, and relies too much on incineration.

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