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You can burn the garbage for energy instead. Then you don't need as much oil from the ground.

It also takes care of the plastic problem, since it burns the plastic very cleanly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_gasification is slightly better than incineration, although more costly to implement.

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