Where It Goes Once It Leaves Your Curb
Once trash is collected from your curb or emptied from your wastebasket at work, you probably don't give it another thought. But Metro Waste Authority knows where nearly 2,000 tons of trash ends up every day – roughly 18 percent of the state's annual waste. Metro Park East Landfill, in eastern Polk County, is a state-of-the-art landfill.
The tour is approximately 90 minutes (including drive time). All participants must gather on the west side of the Southeast Polk Junior High School, 8325 NE University Ave., Pleasant Hill, to board the school bus for a tour through the landfill. Arrive at least 15 minutes early as the bus departs at the publicized tour time.
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