Did You Know?
13 million tons of textiles end up in U.S. landfills every year.
37% of material going into our county landfill is compostable.
Last year, 194 tons of material put in county recycling were not recyclable.
We generate 9+ pounds of trash per person per day. The national average is 7 pounds.
53% of material buried in the landfill could have been diverted.
Daily straw use in the United States exceeds 500 million/day.
7,500 tons of plastic bottles reach our landfill every year.
Each year over 3,700 tons of food waste is buried in the Pitkin County Landfill.
Americans each throw away an average of 70 pounds of clothing & textiles annually.