A few weeks ago, I reported on a train full of human shit that had been sent from New York to lay festering in an Alabama railyard for weeks (the smell got so bad that someone eventually moved it away). In that story, I noted that according to the state’s own estimates, New York sends roughly 265 tons (!) of processed poo to out-of-state landfills. A new report from SWEEP, a division of the nonprofit Northeast Resource Recovery Association, helps explain why that may be happening — the Northeast is piling trash on its landfills so quickly that they may be completely full by 2029.
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