How Long Will Your Trash Sit in a Landfill? Some facts about decomposition that might surprise (or scare) you.


Every person produces just over 4 pounds of trash each day. That’s a lot of garbage! Before you toss something into a nearby can, consider these facts about decomposition:

About 90% of the contents of our garbage cans could be reused or recycled. Think twice before throwing the trash into garbage can. You can reduce the use of some items, can reuse some of them like paper and cardboard, and take some of them (cans, plastic, bottles etc) to a recycle bin.