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Tower of Garbage

I snapped another landfill from a plane a few days ago, this one immediately west of the Denver airport.

tower landfillThis dump is active, and so the only information I could dig up on it is that it is operated by Republic Services. Opening hours are from 8:00 – 5:00 daily (except for Black Friday). Perhaps one of these days I can find time to visit and make an offering of trash. (If you visit a garbage dump without bringing garbage, you are instantly suspect, in my experience, and likely to be denied entry.)

It looks to be about 5000 feet East to West and about 2500 feet North to South. And it appears to be quite tall. A hundred feet?  It’s tempting to think it is called Tower landfill because it is a towering heap, but common sense tells me it takes its name from Tower Road, which is its official address.

The garbage engineers appear to be building a nearly perfect pyramid. Perhaps a future civilization will dig up the mummy within and put it in a museum.

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