​​Many items are used every day and we then dispose of them in the trash. This leads to a lot of garbage, both from the old and new items. To reduce landfill waste means reducing the amount that ends up in overflowing landfills. The most popular ways to reduce landfill waste are to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Landfill waste is a problem because of its economic and environmental impacts. Second, it takes thousands of years to decompose. This means that many acres of land have already been rendered practically useless and could have been used for new industries or residential colonies.