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Where does my trash go after I put it in the trashcan?

collectiontruckYour trash is picked up by a collection truck and taken either to a landfill or a waste-to-energy incinerator. Currently, in the United States, about 26 percent of the waste generated is recycled or composted, 8 percent is burned at incinerators, and the remaining 66 percent is disposed of in landfills.