Of course, weight isn't the only concern when it comes to quantity
of waste. The space or volume it takes up in a landfill is
also important. That 1,600 lbs. of garbage takes up about
2 cubic yards of space even after it is crushed. That's bigger
than your refrigerator!
You can lower the amount of waste that you create by reducing,
reusing, or recycling whenever possible. Even after the 3
R's, some waste still needs to go to the landfill.