Properly Dispose of House Hold Waste

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The United States represents only 4% of the world’s population but produces 12% of the world’s trash.

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What Does This Mean?

Nearly 53% of all items thrown in the garbage are sent to landfills. That’s a lot of waste! Unless we begin to challenge the status quo, we can only expect these numbers to grow, increasing the direct threat to human health and environmental wellbeing. The first step to create meaningful change is to understand the unique infrastructure and waste management where you live. Understanding what happens to your household waste will make you better prepared to make impactful changes to your daily habits.


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What Can You Do Right Now?

Your Actions Matter! Do your part to help your local park.

  • Find out what kinds of waste disposal facilities are available in your community.
  • Learn how to recycle better, such as by rinsing out containers before throwing them in the recycling bin.
  • Explore ways you can discard organic waste either in your community or in your own backyard.


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