Where Does Our Trash Go?

Bay Village's trash is hauled to the Lorain County Landfill located in Oberlin, OH.  This landfill is expected to be totally filled in less than 18 years.  At that time, our disposal costs will increase because a new landfill will have to be constructed, most likely further away from our region.  Not only is constructing a landfill expensive, but its new location will also result in increased hauling costs.  These additional costs will have to be passed on to residents.  That is why diverting material from the landfill by recycling is becoming increasingly important for both financial and environmental reasons.