Trash never sleeps.
In greater Portland, people produce more than one million tons of garbage every year. That’s enough to fill 2,500 Olympic-size swimming pools.
And all that trash has to go somewhere.
After it’s collected from your home or business, it’s taken to a transfer station like Metro South, pictured below. Once there, it’s dumped, compacted, loaded onto freights and hauled off to a landfill.