Photo tour by Marshall Murphy of the Miramar Landfill. Managed Competition issue.
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The Dump - Trucks make their way down into the landfill to dump commercial and private garbage.
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Bird Control - Imara Hamilton shoots off a noise-maker to scare birds away from the trash in the landfill.
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Green Ignorance - Landfill visitors improperly dump their loads of plant matter into the trash. The material is supposed to delivered to the Greenery.
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Plane Over Garbage-A plane from the near by Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flies behind mounds of garbage as a bulldozer compacts the trash.
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Blue mask - A blue mask sits tattered and torn in the rubbish.
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Pallets and Machinery - The colorizer, screener and tub grinder are seen behind pallets and piles of wood in the woodchip section of Miramar Landfill’s Greenery.
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Organic Dumping - A garbage truck dumps organic matter at the Greenery to be turned into mulch and compost.
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Inside the Grinder - Looking into the tub grinder where wood becomes wood chips.
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Tub Grinder - The tub grinder at the Miramar Landfill Greenery turns wood into compost, mulch, and woodchips.
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Colorizer - Wood chips lay in a pile next to the colorizer, which will turn them red or black
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Greenhouse - The greenhouse at the Native Plant Nursery is used to grow native plants at the Miramar Landfill.
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Dormant plants - Native plants lie dormant in the green house in the Miramar Landfill’s Native Plant Nursery, which are used to rehabilitate capped landfills.
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San Clemente Canyon- San Clemente Canyon is a nature reserve in the middle of the Miramar Landfill. No littering or dumping allowed.
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Win Rows - Win rows of compost are seen in the Greenery portion of the landfill. Temperatures can reach 160 degrees in the compost.
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Wasteland - A methane well is seen at Module E at the Miramar Landfill. It is a wasteland with garbage beneath soon to be rehabilitated with native plants.
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Bringing in the Boat - A boat is brought into the landfill to be destroyed. The owner wants to clear the debt he owes on it due to slip fees.
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Lifting the Boat - Dana Armstrong, landfill supervisor, stands in front of a boat brought in to be demolished.
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Smash Boat - The boat is smashed together by two bulldozers.
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Broken Bow - Reduced to a pile of rubbish the boat will now be buried in the trash never to be on the water again.