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Waste Characterization of Self-Hauled Trash

A 1997-98 study done at the Larimer County Landfill showed the following breakdown of self-hauled trash:

Graph of Waste Characterization of Self-Hauled Trash

Larimer County Waste Characterization Study (Nov, 1997 - Jul, 1998).
Percentages are based on weight.
* any solid waste hauled to the landfill by a private (non-commercial) party.
** includes rock, brick, concrete, drywall, and asphalt roof shingles.

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