San Diego County residents among biggest trash generators in state


Landfill in Miramar stores trash generated by San Diegans.

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego County residents continue to generate trash at record levels.

A study conducted by the Equinox Project, which measures quality of life issues in San Diego, says county residents throw away more trash per capita than any other urban area in California.

“San Diego County has consistently been there over and over the last three years. We were up 3 percent last year and three percent over previous year,” said Stephen Heverly of the Equinox Project.

The survey shows Del Mar is the biggest trash-generating community in the county, followed by Coronado and Carlsbad.

According to the study, Del Mar residents throw away more than 16 pounds per resident per day.

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