WHAT ENDS UP IN THE LANDFILL
DESPITE A STRONG UPTICK IN THE AMOUNT OF
MATERIALS HEADED FOR RECYCLING PLANTS
IN THE LAST FEW DECADES, more than half of
U.S. municipal solid waste still ends up in landfills,
according to an EPA study from 2014.
Much of the 136 million tons of municipal solid
waste that went to U.S. landfills that year could
have been recycled, such as the paper and paperboard, metals, glass and wood below. Improving
your waste management practices keeps recyclable
materials from ending up in a landfill and may even
lead to a new revenue stream.
WHERE SOLID WASTE ENDS UP