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What happens when a landfill runs out of space?

Jan 8, 2019
According to the Waste Business Journal, by 2021 the average landfill will only have 15 years of life left.
A truck empties its load of waste at the Shelford Landfill, Recycling & Composting Centre.
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United Kingdom council hires its own "garbage queen"

Dec 19, 2018
Brighton is getting creative with its waste disposal methods.
Cat Fletcher, Brighton's "Garbage Queen," stands outside of the Waste House, clad with carpet tiles.
Courtesy of Mimisse Beard

Carting New Yorkers' trash to landfills is expensive. One solution: Make less of it.

Aug 4, 2017
A city plan to increase recycling and food composting is in the works.
One idea to get more people recycling in New York is to give them bags with a bar code on it that would attribute the load to a particular apartment. Above, bags of recycling are piled on a Manhattan street.
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