In contrast to the circular economics of recycling, landfilling adheres to the principles a linear ('make, take, dispose of') economy. Consequently, landfilling creates a fraction of the jobs generated by recycling the same resources.

In contrast to the circular economics of recycling, landfilling adheres to the principles a linear ('make, take, dispose of') economy. Consequently, landfilling creates a fraction of the jobs generated by recycling the same resources.

Landfilling is the process of burying discarded resources at designated sites called landfills.

Landfills contaminate local ground water supplies, increase litter rates and animal hazards, pose health risks to workers, and (due to their production of significant quantities of greenhouse gases) are widely believed to contribute to climate change.

For nearby residents and business owners (in Dallas, this means folks in Oak Cliff & South Dallas), landfills can also result in decreased property values, increased unwanted (garbage truck) vehicle traffic, reduced economic activity, and fire and explosive hazards

Landfills do this while creating just a fraction of the jobs generated by recycling the same resources.