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Recycling right may involve learning curve


June 20, 2018

I clearly remember the first time I visited a landfill.

I don’t remember why, exactly, but I recall driving up a winding dirt road into the hills of Central California, where I lived at the time, and seeing … a giant flock of seagulls descending like fleas onto a poodle as trucks dumped massive quantities of, well, a lot of really good stuff on the ground and giant earthmovers shoved dirt over the pile.

Think about your last trip to the transfer yard and multiply that by about 100. That’s about the scale of refuse I’m talking about.

I was a poor recent college graduate at the tim...

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