Standard & Poor's Corp. yesterday downgraded to BBB from A its rating of $179.5 million of Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority's resource recovery system revenue bonds, because the Pennsylvania authority can no longer rely on flow control to guarantee a supply of waste for its disposal facilities.

Also yesterday, Standard & Poor's Corp. placed the Camden County, N.J., Pollution Control Financing Authority's solid waste revenue bonds on CreditWatch "with negative implications," leaving the authority's BBB-plus rating one step away from a potential downgrade.

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