The two main causes of garbage pollution are a lack of a proper garbage collection system in the area and the presence of an improper disposal mechanism. In most cities, garbage is collected by a civic agency or contractor and disposed of properly.
Members of households and businesses typically round up garbage and place it outside in large bins, where it is eventually collected. If the garbage is not gathered properly or not collected regularly, trash receptacles overflow, and garbage pollution occurs. Garbage pollution can also become a problem if the garbage that is collected is not disposed of in the right way. Trash must be disposed at a designated landfill site.