14 Things You Need to Know About Yard Waste

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In 2017, the U.S. sent to landfills 35.18 million tons of yard waste. That’s the equivalent of dumping the largest cruise ship in the world, Symphony of the Seas, at the landfill —154 times!  

Fortunately, more and more of our yard waste is being recycled. So something that we once considered nothing but a nuisance is now, in many quarters, a windfall.

In this infographic, LawnStarter digs into our garbage to unearth facts and figures that you should know about American yard waste.

14 Things You Need to Know About Yard Waste

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John Egan

John Egan is the former editor in chief of LawnStarter.com. Now, he is a freelance writer extraordinaire. He lives in Austin, Texas.