The garbage truck comes, empties your rolling bin and drives away. Then what happens?
The Advocate visited the McCommas Bluff Landfill in 2009. It receives about 5,000 tons of garbage a day, about 2 million tons per year. It is the biggest landfill in Texas and one of the biggest in the United States.
And it’s a moneymaker for the City of Dallas. The dump produces about 5.5 million cubic feet of gas daily, and the city makes almost $1 million a year in methane sales.
It also accepts garbage from other counties, commercial entities and others for $21 per ton, and the city nets more than $25 million a year from that enterprise.
Read our full story about the city’s garbage operations here.