Trash Up, Economy Up?

One of our conference calling customers who provides waste containers for the trash industry says that business is up. Trash collectors are buying more and saying also that there is more trash. Now we don't like trash that much from an ecological point of view, but as economic activity increases it seems that the by products of that activity–trash would also increase. The Fed looks into a lot of tea leaves to predict the course of the economy. Perhaps the Fed could include a Trash Index.