Facilities that sort solid waste and recover recyclable products more efficiently are increasing in popularity, but a recent analysis warns that the trend could hurt traditional resource recovery plants.

Nancy B. Feldman, vice president of research at Asch-Dwyer Municipal Securities in Peapack, N.J., said in a report last month that these new facilities would reduce the waste streams flowing to resource recovery plants and incinerators, cutting their output and potential revenues.

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