Where the Waste Comes From

Based on data reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment, this is where trash burned at the Wheelabrator Baltimore incinerator came from in 2019.

188,785 tons of ash was generated and disposed of in 2019, which means that for every 100 tons burned, 28 tons of ash remain to be landfilled. The rest becomes air pollution. Of the ash, 69% was buried in the city’s Quarantine Road Landfill, and the rest in Baltimore County’s Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh.

SourceTons (2019)%
Baltimore City422,04962%
Baltimore189,21328%
Anne Arundel31,6755%
Howard21,7733%
Montgomery7,6371%
St. Mary’s3,1810%
Prince George’s3,1590%
NC1,1680%
NJ8220%
WV6210%
OH1230%
PA110%
GA90%
Total681,441100%