A Covanta Marion worker operates the claw that hoists trash into the incinerator.(Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter)

The Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28 to go over any legislation in the upcoming short session that might impact the county’s solid waste system.

That includes a proposal in the works to deem Covanta, a waste-to-energy facility in Brooks, as a renewable energy source.

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That will be followed by a strategic planning discussion on what the council would like to see accomplished more broadly and how they can make it happen. They’ll also be reviewing brainstorming activities they completed last summer.

Council members will also vote on nominees for the annual EarthWISE Sustainability Luncheon Green Award and hear updates on the materials management plan and feasibility report.

The meeting is open to the public and the agenda can be viewed online.

Meeting details: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s board room on the fifth floor of Courthouse Square on 555 Court St. N.E.

Council Members: Bonnie Sullivan, Brian Sund, Joe Fowler, Judy Skinner, Julie Jackson, Keith Bondaug, Kaileigh Westermann-Lewis, Tim Rice, Kurt Tackman, Kevin Hines, Matt Marler and Will Posegate.