The industry is reducing its use of landfills in favor of recycling. In just the past decade, landfill costs have soared from $40 a truckload to as high as $800 in some areas. In addition, pressures from regulators have decreased the number of landfills open for business and caused others to strictly limit what they can accept. Recycling benefits everyone. It saves limited landfill space while also limiting the liability of all parties involved in the waste stream.