Waste and litter are the biggest unspoken problem in Texas. Three key factors make the problem worse: population growth, landfill space, and growing costs. A booming population means more waste and litter to the 400,000 tons already produced annually. By 2030, Texas’s four largest population centers will start to run out of landfill space.
The costs are skyrocketing. Nine Texas cities spend over $50 million dollars every year to deal with litter and illegal dumping – from Houston to Fort Worth; Lufkin to Laredo. As the problem grows, Texas taxpayers will struggle even more to shoulder the financial burden.