County Hopes to Divert 75% of Trash by 2025

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to keep at least 75 percent of the county’s trash out of landfills by the year 2025.

About 50 percent is currently kept out of landfills, 89.3 KPCC reported, but that number would ideally go up under the “Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future.”

One of the bigger components is construction of a plant that will catch methane gas emitted by lumber, decomposed food scraps and yard waste. The methane would be converted into natural gas and potentially used to power vehicles and infrastructure.