Across the country, over 87% of Americans have access to a curbside commercial trash service. Sadly, not as many homeowners take advantage of these programs, attempting to discard their trash, often improperly, themselves. If you’re a homeowner and end up not properly disposing of your waste, you will most likely end up harming the environment.
Because global pollution is one of the most important matters of our entire lifetime, it’s essential that the average person is aware of what they have available to them, how commercial trash services can help, and all the other aspects of waste management and lack thereof.
Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to trash removal and pollution.
How much is spent to clean up all the trash in the country?
Across the U.S., roughly $11.5 billion is spent to clean up litter on an annual basis. As the population continues to grow, however, and more people produce more waste, that number will likely rise.
How much does it cost to clean trash on an individual level?
On average, it costs roughly $30 per ton to properly recycle trash. Comparatively, it costs even more ($50 per ton) to send that trash to a landfill, further polluting the environment. Even recycling just one ton of something like cardboard, for instance, which would otherwise end up in landfills, would save over nine cubic yards of space in those landfills.
How much garbage do we actually throw away?
Individually, the average U.S. adult will throw away 600 times the amount of his or her adult weight in trash. If those billions of pounds go into landfills at the end of a generation, the worldwide pollution levels will be much too high.
Make sure you’re aware of what’s going on in the world in regards to waste management. It’s time to change the way we handle our trash so we can improve the environment and preserve the world for future generations. If you want to learn more about commercial trash services, contact Arrowaste, Inc. today!