The Unequal Distribution of Waste Processing Sites in the U.S.

Imagine being unable to walk your local streets without feeling a tightness building up in your chest. Imagine looking outside your window and seeing mountains of waste seemingly extending up to the clouds. And, finally, imagine being unable to escape the constant noise and exhaust of diesel trucks passing through your community to feed those ominous trash mountains. These scenarios are just the tip of the iceberg for people living in countless minority communities across the United States, where waste processing facilities are disproportionately situated. Unbeknownst to many, this injustice…