Where Does Your Garbage Go?
Have you ever wondered where that disposable plastic cup, old band aid, or chicken bone ends up after you chuck it in the garbage can? Sure, you haul it, along with the rest of your garbage to the dump. But then what, where does it go after that? Well, it gets hauled off the island by truck to the Skagit Transfer Station. And as the name suggests, it gets transferred, this time to a rail car. Then it takes a train trip across the state to its final destination, a massive landfill in Roosevelt, Washington. That's a pretty extravagant journey for garbage! Let's save the travel for something more fun by refusing, reducing, reusing, and recycling!