Americans generate somewhere between 300 to 400 million tons of garbage every year. Out of environmental concerns for how burning affects air quality, most solid waste ends up in landfills. Chances are you live within 10-20 miles of a landfill, and if your community is anything like most in the United States, your municipal government is running into a real problem: the landfills are filling up, and better solutions are needed. [Read more…]
Ever wonder what is involved when you send stuff to the landfill? There is much more to it than a big heap of junk on which the garbage truck puts the latest refuse on top. Landfills have quite a bit of science and engineering that go into them. All of this adds up to quite a bit of cost, time and effort dedicated to other people’s trash.