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Do you know where your trash ultimately ends up?

Asked by flutherother (34280points) May 9th, 2023

We produce a hell of a lot of it. Do you know where yours is sent?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I recycle everything I can, but there is still a lot of trash. It goes to a landfill.

jca2's avatar

Where I live, it’s burned in a facility where they have huge incinerators. The trash guys (private carting) throw everything in together – plastic, garbage, paper.

Forever_Free's avatar

I compost and recycle everything. I produce zero for anyone or any organization to pick it up.

kritiper's avatar

At the land fill.
I collect a certain type of yard waste from my customers. When I have filled 22–23 5 gallon buckets, I take it to the land fill.
Here at home I recycle what I can and what I consider within reason. By “within reason” I mean I don’t try to recycle certain plastics that could be turned into Diesel fuel because, the last time I checked, Salt Lake City wasn’t doing that anymore and some 450 tons of these recycle-ables were being stored at our city recycling plant until they could decide just what to do with the stuff.
Here in my little house I have one container for dry trash, one for wet garbage, one for newspapers, one for steel cans and plastic bottles, and one container for milk jugs. I just don’t have a lot of room for MORE recycling containers! And I keep my recycling cart out by the street and don’t feel like walking all the way out there every time I need to empty a container or just dispose of a single item.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Paper and cardboard is recycled. The rest goes to the landfill which is not as bad as it sounds.

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