Above, one of three mounds at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Waterloo, NY, as seen from the west side of Seneca Lake approximately eight miles away (through a telephoto lens). Credit: Kevin Colton, HWS.
I saw this truck, operated by one of the major waste haulers in the region, this morning on my walk to work, as I do pretty much every morning. Each of these can carry 20-25 tons of waste (some haul landfill-bound waste, others haul recyclables to the MRF at the Ontario County Landfill). Three loaded trucks passed HWS during the time it took me to walk from the football field to the hill.
This blog is a product of Geography of Garbage class (ENV 204), which I teach at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (www.hws.edu). The blog represents a collaborative effort among more than 30 students in the course in Spring 2011, and seeks to make visible (through photos and commentary) what we often prefer to be invisible: our garbage.