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Bordo Poniente Landfill

Bordo Poniente Landfill


Location: Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico (Mexico City)
Size: 12,000 tons per day
Type of garbage: Municipal solid waste
Health implications: Methane emissions

Mexico City's only landfill reached capacity in January, but the city and the federal government still haven't decided what to do with it. The city plans on putting recycling centers in the area, and the Clinton Foundation is working to help clean it up. Bordo Poniente releases almost 1.5 million tons of methane per year, according to the Clinton Foundation.