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.
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.