U.S. Landfill Emissions Map

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Like the garbage that produces it, landfill pollution is out of sight and out of mind for many— but for the communities that live near landfills and are vulnerable to toxic air and water pollution, our landfill problem is both visible and urgent. These burdens can often fall on communities of color and low-income residents.

The U.S. Landfill Emissions Map from Don’t Waste Our Future shows how municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills across the country compare to other industrial sources of methane emissions—a potent climate-warming greenhouse gas.

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