San Antonio Trash Levels Rise Due to Pandemic

During the pandemic, a lot changed. In San Antonio, this change was reflected in their waste collection.

September 30, 2022

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As people's lifestyles changed during the pandemic, so did their garbage production habits. Josephine Valencia, deputy director of Solid Waste Management in San Antonio, said they witnessed a trash collection increase of 13 percent since the beginning of the pandemic. This is despite the fact the city only seeing a 3 percent population increase. Valencia also notes that about 40 percent of the trash currently sent to landfills could be composted.

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