*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.