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  • When yesterday’s garbage becomes today’s collectible

    A visit to Glass Beach in California leads to dumpster-diving on a grand scale, and offers a preview of future geologic strata

  • Wanted: Leak-proof dumps

    Because arid Wyoming built landfills without liners, at least 21 of the state’s dumps are now leaking dangerous chemicals into groundwater

  • Trash talk

    A new edition of "Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage" by William Rathje and Cullen Murphy, reports the fascinating findings of the University of Arizona's "Garbage Project."

  • New dump may trash Tacoma's water

    Local critics worry that a new landfill may pollute drinking water used by Eatonville and Tacoma, Wash.

  • Composting takes out the trash

    California has cut its landfill waste by 40 percent, and some give composting the credit.

  • Park may get trashy neighbor

    Park officials and environmentalists protest a proposed landfill at Eagle Mountain, Calif., right next to Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Utah takes waste that Arizona rejected

    An unusual collaboration between two working-class, largely minority communities means that waste originally meant to be shipped from Richmond, Calif., to a landfill in Mobile, Ariz., will be sent to a less controversial site in Utah.

  • County trashes waste plan

    Residents of Elmore County, Idaho, are upset by plans to put the state's largest landfill in their backyard.

  • A guide to some trashy reading matter

    Review of two books on trash - The Garbage Primer: A Handbook for Citizens and Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage.

  • Federal land managers put up no-dumping signs

    Bureau of Land Management changes open-arms policy for landfills.

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