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  Is it Trash?

Everything that you put in the trash can ends up in a landfill. All the trash in San Mateo County goes to Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay. How many recyclables can you see in this picture of Ox Mountain?

Ox Mountain Landfill
Trash piles high at Ox Mountain Landfill

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The garbage can to the left shows what makes up trash in California. Just about everything in it can be recycled. Think of how little would be left to go into the landfill if everyone recycled all plants and food, paper, construction waste, plastic, metal and glass.