A trashy history
“Large landowners would find people dumping on their land,” Dowling said. The solution to that issue, hammered out in the mid-1970s, was passing a sales tax, founding a landfill and dropping Dumpsters in key points in municipalities and in outlying areas. The system as it stands has become problematic, as well, Dowling said.
“It’s evolved to a point where people are illegally dumping in the Dumpsters,” Dowling said.