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Making waste cake

Wed, Jun 11, 2008 (2 a.m.)

Republic Services is using the leftovers from sewage treatment plants across the valley to hasten the rate at which garbage decomposes. It’s layering the landfill with “cakes” of the stuff, sent across town to Apex landfill in open-air trucks. –- The cakes are the floating and sinking parts of what comes from valley toilets, sinks and showers, strained and pressed into compact, 20-ton bundles.

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