The garbage industry is at the top of the list of U.S. organized crime's "legitimate" businesses. Most "garbage" is a valuable resource that can be collected and resold for a profit. This can only happen when consumers get a clue and sort their trash into appropriate bins.
The U.S. number one export is waste cardboard and Styrofoam sold to China generated from packaging our products we buy from China. We must stop buying crap from China in which the packaging and transportation costs exceed the value of the product.