We’ve come a long way in dealing with trash since this article was published in 1948. I wasn’t sure if garbage was a good subject for a blog, but thought people would be interested to know what the situation was over sixty years ago. The Jaycees suggestion of a system of dumping refuse over creek banks made me shudder, as did the then “ideal method” of using a trench into which the cans and garbage were dumped and fired. I do remember smoldering smelly fires in the dump. Yuck. The nuisance grounds were being operated according to provincial regulations, except for the fence – but apparently barbed wire thieves made that difficult to keep in place. While sometimes we may think that things are over-regulated now, think of how much better we deal with this than they did back then.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger