Trash Talking About the McCommas Landfill

If you missed Rudolph Bush’s story about Dallas’ McCommas Landfill in the DMN, and you fancy yourself a bit of a trash nerd, check it out. The heap o’ garbage is the state’s first experiment in refuse biotechnology, converting the landfill into a giant compost and collecting all of that yummy-smelling gas into usable natural gas — enough for some 16,000 homes (estimated). I’m a self-admitted trash nerd, as I can’t help but get more than a little philosophical about “where it all goes” after the kindly trash dudes take it away. Also worth checking out: this story from GQ a couple of months ago about a landfill in L.A.

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2 responses to “Trash Talking About the McCommas Landfill”

  1. El Rey says:

    I had that “Where does it go?” question burning in my head as a teenager, so I followed my garbage men as they made their rounds. I never found out where it all went, since they called the cops on me for stalking them. Apparently, my classic ’67 Cadillac Hearse was a little conspicuous. Since then, I have chosen a less distinctive stalking vehicle with a big enough trunk to take care of business…

  2. Daniel says:

    In other countries, such as Peru among many others, there are humans who live the life of cockroaches directly atop gargantuan refuse heaps — they’re born on the dump, learn to walk on the dump, fall in love on the dump, get married on the dump, bear children on the dump, and die on the dump.

    Guess that’s a little too much to expect from Amerikkka, though. Sigh.