Out of Sight...Not Out of Mind

Over 250 million tons of trash are buried each year in U.S. landfills. Many people haven’t taken the time to understand the full scope of putting that much trash in landfills - until now. 

Did you know:

  • The average person dumps 4.5 pounds of waste into landfills every day?
  • Or that the 250 million tons of trash in landfills is enough to bury 16,000 football fields, 10 feet deep?
  • Or that if more people followed the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover energy-from-waste) we’d reduce greenhouse gases by a gigaton – the equivalent of closing 1,000 large coal-fired power plants and building 2,000,000 one megawatt windmills?