Every piece of garbage that is diverted from a landfill is a penny saved.
And yet most of it will wind up as the landfill of the 20th century.
“Almost every landfill is a goldmine, which is why so many poor people scavenge in them,” he said.
She says she has gone to the landfill herself, and found credit cards of victims, as well as keys to World Trade Center offices.
MillerCoors changed its production process at its largest facility, in Golden, Colorado, so no waste is sent to any landfill.
San Antonio was the home of the first landfill in the country to be covered by solar panels.
That year, landfill gas accounted for 9,800 gigawatts of electricity generation, up more than 90 percent from 2003.
For example, an 11-acre landfill site in Easthampton, Massachusetts, now hosts a 9,620-panel, 2.2-megawatt solar plant.
Covering 13 acres of a landfill no longer in use in West Nyack, it has a generating capacity of 2.36 megawatts.
For those in the resource world, every ton of junk that goes into a landfill represents wasted energy.
A disposal site where solid waste, such as paper, glass, and metal, is buried between layers of dirt and other materials in such a way as to reduce contamination of the surrounding land. Modern landfills are often lined with layers of absorbent material and sheets of plastic to keep pollutants from leaking into the soil and water. Also called sanitary landfill.