United States Landfills Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2018, the total number of landfills in US is approximately 2000."

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"Over 139 million tons of MSW (municipal solid waste) were landfilled in the United States in 2017."

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"Peninsula Sanitary Landfill in Union is the largest landfill in the United States with an area of over 2,200 acres."

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"New York is the top producer of waste to landfill in the United States with 14 million tons generated in 2018."

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"Landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States."

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"The United States generates over 254 million tons of trash yearly and about 53 percent, or 136 million tons, ends up in landfills."

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"The average American person will produce 102 tons of garbage that contribute to landfills over their lifetime."

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"According to a 2018 study, 40% of the waste that ends up in US landfills is food waste."

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"Nearly 22% of landfill waste in the United States is made up of plastics."

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"Approximately 1.3 pounds of our individual waste production per day in America goes to a landfill."

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