Americans generate trash at a rate of four pounds per day, per person. This translates to staggering 600,000 tons per day and 210 million tons per year, which is almost twice as much per person as most other countries. So what happens to all that trash? One of three things:
- It’s landfilled
- It’s recycled
- It’s composted
The next time you throw something away, consider where it’s going and how long it will be there. Remember, if you can recycle or reuse, you’re not just saving materials, you’re saving the environment and valuable landfill space. Check out Advanced Disposal's Recycling Facts and Trivia and see what you can do to help. You can also learn more about Landfills and where your trash goes after it leaves your house.