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Waste Reduction & Composting
2005 Municipal Solid Waste Production in the U.S.Why Composting Yard & Kitchen Wastes Helps
Pennsylvania's goal is to recycle 35% of municipal waste – composting helps!

Fast Facts
  • The National Composting Council estimates the average U.S. household generates 650 pounds of compostables every year.
  • Limited landfill space should be reserved for materials that cannot be recycled or composted.
  • Garbage handling is the fourth-largest expense for many cities. Composting can help reduce these costs.
  • 34% of landfilled waste in Pennsylvania is food and another 30% is paper.