Massachusetts pushes waste reduction, hauls trash out-of-state as landfills close

In 2015, around 1.4 million tons of waste were exported to New Hampshire, Ohio, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and Rhode Island. A half-million tons were imported.

BOSTON -- As Massachusetts landfills close, a growing portion of the state's solid waste is being hauled out-of-state, according to a new report.

In 2015, around a quarter of the state's waste -- around 1.4 million tons -- was exported to facilities in New Hampshire, Ohio, Maine, New...

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