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Black Mountain, N.C., Prepares for Population, Waste Generation Increase

The population of Black Mountain, N.C., is expected to increase significantly by 2025, which means that the amount of waste generated is also slated to increase.

The population of Black Mountain, N.C., is expected to increase significantly by 2025, which means that the amount of waste generated is also slated to increase. Currently, each resident in Black Mountain produces about 3 pounds of waste daily, but the town tries to motivate residents to recycle by placing recycling bins in public areas.

Black Mountain News has more:

Black Mountain's population is expected to grow significantly by 2025, and that means residents will generate a lot more trash.

In 2011, the year after the county wrote its solid waste management plan, each Black Mountain resident produced a half ton of garage - some three pounds daily. If population projections for 2025 are correct and the half ton-per-person amount isn't decreased, Black Mountain will be responsible for more lots more garbage headed for the landfill annually.

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