Indiana Ranks Second in Landfill Waste Per Capita in U.S.

Written from a press release

INDIANAPOLIS — March 13, 2024

A recent study conducted by IT Asset Management Group (IT-AMG) has revealed that Indiana holds the unenviable position of having the second-highest amount of trash deposited in its landfills per resident in America.

According to the analysis of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, Michigan leads the nation with the most waste in landfills per capita, with 68.3 tons per resident, a staggering 72.1% above the national average of 39.7 tons per capita. Indiana follows closely behind, with 60.4 tons of waste in landfills per resident, surpassing the national average by 52.2%.

Illinois secures the third spot in this concerning statistic, with 56.6 tons of waste in landfills per capita.

Richy George, Chief Revenue Officer of IT Asset Management Group, emphasized the environmental hazards associated with excessive landfill usage. He highlighted the importance of proper disposal methods, particularly for electronic waste, to mitigate environmental risks and maximize resource recovery.

The study underscores the pressing need for comprehensive waste management strategies and increased efforts to reduce landfill dependence across Indiana and the nation.

Indiana’s position in this ranking serves as a call to action for heightened waste management practices and sustainable initiatives to address the issue of landfill waste effectively.

For further details and insights, IT Asset Management Group (IT-AMG) directs interested parties to the comprehensive analysis available through their platform.

This report underscores the pressing need for comprehensive waste management strategies and sustainable initiatives to address the issue of landfill waste effectively.

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