Solid Waste Disposal

Every man, woman, and child in America throws away about 4 pounds of trash each day! Landfill capacity is decreasing as land is becoming sparse. However, by supporting recycling efforts here in Walton County, as well as the state of Georgia, we can reduce more than 25% of landfill space.

Why Throw Away Money?

Tax payers will foot the bill for not recycling. It costs you money to dump your discards or when your garbage truck picks up your household trash. Unless you recycle, both disposal options go into a landfill.

When a landfill gets filled to capacity a new area has to be designated, and you pay the costs.

Landfill Pie Chart (PDF)

Landfill Pie Chart

Types of Landfills

Remember recycling is free.