“Worldwide, the problem of waste is growing acute. Landfills are at capacity and difficult to site; decomposing trash emits greenhouse gases more potent than carbon dioxide, and escaping chemicals can contaminate the soil and water supply.” – © 2008 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
That said, please think twice before pitching your unwanted stuff out into the trash. Reduce your waste output by asking, “Is this recyclable? Is it reusable and if so, what organizations in your community could benefit from your donation?” Better yet, stop & ask yourself if you really need this stuff prior to its purchase. You might be surprised to find your wants outweigh your needs.