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Amazing Facts

Solid Waste and Landfills





  • About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging
    material!
  • Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of
    organic garbage that can be composted.
  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at
    1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the
    world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.
  • The highest point in Hamilton County, Ohio (near
    Cincinnati) is "Mount Rumpke." It is actually a mountain of
    trash at the Rumpke sanitary landfill towering 1045 ft.
    above sea level.
  • The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000
    diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades,
    220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US
    commercial air fleet four times over.
  • Out of every $10 spent buying things, $1 (10%) goes for
    packaging that is thrown away. Packaging represents about
    65% of household trash.
  • On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to
    send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.





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