Paper is by far the largest component of solid waste in landfills. And most of this paper can be recovered and re-used for recycled paper products and other uses. Any paper that can be recovered—but is not—has high economic and environmental costs.
- How much paper ends up in the landfill compared to other items?
- What happens to paper when it ends up in a landfill?
- What can we do to divert paper away from the landfill?
This section addresses these questions and more about how we can better manage our landfill’s number one contributor.