Alabama has become a dumping ground for the country as waste from all over the US ends up in its landfill sites

Big Sky Environmental’s 1,500-acre landfill has the capacity to accept 25,000 tons of waste every day

Landfill sites

Hazardous waste

Circle size denotes

landfill capacity

Stone’s

Throw

landfill

Traditional

‘Black belt’

counties

Arrowhead landfill

accepts up to 15,000 tons of waste per day, from 33 states

Huntsville

Birmingham

Anniston

Parrish

West Jefferson

Tuscaloosa

Emelle

Selma

Columbus

Montgomery

Dothan

Black population

Mobile

<20%

>80%

Uniontown

90% of the population is black and half of the town lives below the poverty line

Alabama has become a dumping ground for the country as waste from all over the US ends up in it’s landfill sites

Huntsville

Big Sky Environmental’s 1,500-acre landfill has the capacity to accept 25,000 tons of waste every day

 

Arrowhead landfill

accepts up to 15,000 tons of waste per day, from 33 states

Circle size

denotes landfill

capacity

Birmingham

Anniston

Parrish

West Jefferson

Stone’s

Throw

landfill

Tuscaloosa

Emelle

Selma

Uniontown

90% of the population is black and half of the town lives below the poverty line

Montgomery

Traditional

‘Black belt’

counties

Dothan

Mobile

Landfill sites

Black population

Hazardous waste

<20%

>80%