Ruth Crawford lives next door to the new incinerator site in Plymouth.
Our Plymouth correspondent Jonathan Gibson has taken her to Germany to see one like it in operation.
The German site is situated on an industrial estate, whereas the Plymouth site at Weston Mill is close to hundreds of homes:
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An overcast start with cloud spreading from the east to Devon and Cornwall. Cool winds and isolated showers in parts of South Devon
An overcast start with plenty of cloud filling in from the east. Some isolated showers in Somerset and Dorset. Highs of 8 or 9 degrees.
Temperatures will drop down tonight and tomorrow isn't great with the prospect of more cloud, showers and north easterly winds.