Portage County Solid Waste Management
District Recycling Center
3588 Mogadore Road
Kent, Ohio 44240
(330) 678-8808
 
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General Garbage

*In 1865, an estimated 10,000 hogs roamed New York City, eating garbage. Now, one of every six U.S. trucks is a garbage truck.

* In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.

*The average baby generates a ton of garbage every year.

*The landfill gas produced daily at Fresh Kills Landfill is enough fuel to heat 50,000 homes.