The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 258 million tons of trash the United States accumulates per year. American communities recycled and composted nearly 35% of municipal solid waste in 2014, diverting 89 million tons to recovery according to the U.S. EPA. Click the link to use the "Recycling Explorer" to learn what to recycle and how:  http://iwanttoberecycled.org/learn/