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According to Brian McMichen of Waste Pro, Georgia is one of the rare cases where it is cheaper to throw stuff away than recycle.

According to Brian McMichen of Waste Pro, Georgia is one of the rare cases where it is cheaper to throw stuff away than recycle.

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The Economics of Going Green in Ga.

On average, a person generates about 4.4 pounds of trash each day, and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year, according to statistics provided by US Environmental Protection Agency. Furthermore, 75 percent of that solid waste is recyclable, but only 30 percent is actually recycled.