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Number Of Landfills in the US

How many landfills are there in the US?

2,122.

As presented on the “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Detailed Tables and Figures for 2008″, published by the US Environmental Protection Agency, there is a total of 2,122 landfills in the US. Of the 249.6 million tons of waste produced in the country in 2008, about 54% was taken to landfills.

This fact is verified on : May 13, 2010.





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