Virginia Trash Imports Continue To Grow

Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

June 29, 2004

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Virginia Trash Imports Continue To Grow

Richmond, Va. — According to a state report described in the Daily Press newspaper, Virginia experienced a 22 percent increase in out-of-state garbage in 2003 when compared with the previous year. "Garbage from neighboring states and New York made up a fourth of the 25 million tons of trash handled by Virginia’s 205 permitted landfills last year," the paper says. "The 6.6 million tons of imported trash is enough to fill more than 60,000 truckloads and represents the largest out-of-state ratio since the Virginia Department of Environmental Equality started tracking trash imports in 1998." Virginia is the second largest trash importer in the nation, ranking behind Pennsylvania, according to the report.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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