Where does Shelby County’s waste go? An $850,000 study aims to find out

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 27, 2024 6:07 AM CT | Published: February 26, 2024 5:44 PM CT

If county officials know where waste comes from and where it ends up, they can send less of it to Shelby County’s five landfills and meet local climate goals. 


Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development John Zeanah landfill Shelby County Board of Commissioners Subscriber Only

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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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