What’s the problem?
Waste & Landfill Capacity
Items in your Garbage cart go to the landfill where it is buried forever.
The landfill is a gigantic pit to contain whatever we randomly toss into our Garbage cart, but it is not limitless. Whatever goes in the landfill – never comes out and takes hundreds of years to decompose – and, some items may never completely break down.
As a SacGreenTeam curbside collection customer and civil engineer at the landfill, Gabby Garbage understands the need to make garbage collection easy and convenient, but also knows the environmental challenges of landfills. Our landfills should be the land of last resort. Gabby Garbage encourages everyone to rethink garbage. Whenever possible, consider repurposing, recycling, and donating items before tossing them in the Garbage cart.
What can I do?
Minimize waste and properly sort items for the Recycling cart and the Organics cart. Use the following advice from Gabby Garbage:
other services available to reduce waste
Explore the resources in this section to learn what can go in the Garbage cart and how to reduce waste to become a Garbage Binfluencer, just like Gabby!