What Happens After Trash is Collected?

Residential Trash Pickup Service Hampton GA

Have you ever wondered where the trash goes after being picked up from the curb in front of your house? It’s ok if you haven’t. After all, you’ve done your part, right? You’ve put the trash in the can and moved it to the curb for pickup. What happens after that is our responsibility.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. resident produces 4.9 pounds of trash per day, which amounts to 292.4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of trash to account for and dispose of properly. At Trash Away, we understand our company is vital to maintaining a clean and safe Henry County. Like other responsible garbage disposal companies, after we pick up your trash, we assume our role of helping to create renewable energy, maintain clean landfills, preserve natural resources, and protect wildlife habitats.

What happens to the trash at the landfill?

You may be surprised that, in a way, some of the trash that you give us to collect returns to your home. When we transport waste to the landfill, it is either recycled, burned, or buried at the landfill.

The modern sanitary landfill is the solution to the age-old problem of disposing of the trash while minimizing the harm to the environment and atmosphere. The garbage is compacted by heavy machinery and then buried into the earth. As the waste decomposes, it releases methane, carbon dioxide, and other gasses, which are fed into a collection system that converts the gas into energy, either natural gas or electricity. Waste that is burned today is done through a controlled system with modern pollution control equipment that cleans emissions, which are recycled into electricity.

Why we can’t take all your trash

We are such an integral part of this ecological cycle that there are codes and regulations we must adhere to. This is why we can’t take all the trash that you might leave out for us, such as furniture or appliances. A junk removal service best disposes of those items. We only accept household garbage because of the regulations of the landfill we take it to. We also enforce weight limits for each trash bin because we have to pay per pound for all the trash we dump at the landfill. If we don’t set guidelines for how much waste we can pick up, we lose money on the back end.

Trash Away is committed to serving you in the best way possible, providing garbage disposal removal per regulations we must follow to protect our environment. For effective and environment-friendly garbage disposal, give us a call today so we can all work together to protect the community and planet we love.

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