The amount of garbage headed to the Wake County has dropped significantly in the past few years.
In 2009, the county buried 460,000 tons of garbage. That dropped to 400,000 last year.
Wake County Solid Waste Manager John Roberson says a number of factors impacted the reduction in waste going to the landfill: People bought and threw out less during the recession, recycling options improved, and commercial waste businesses disposed of garbage elsewhere.
Roberson says his division saw a $2 million drop in revenue over the past four years.