Trash isn't made by any one person. Everyone makes trash. You, your mother, your father, your teacher, your best friend... every person on this earth contributes to the amount of garbage on our planet. Each American produces an average of 4 pounds of waste a day. That's 210 million tons of trash total every year.
What really happens is that once your trash is picked up, it's taken to a landfill. A landfill is a designated place for trash to be discarded. Landfills are designed so that odors from trash are reduced and so that waste is separated from the surrounding environment. A thick lining of plastic separates the trash from the ground to prevent waste from mixing with groundwater and soil.