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Fetitd fire in stinky scraps

Trash fire at Norfolk Avenue transfer station

Brian D'Amico followed firefighters to a blaze in a giant trash heap at a trash transfer station on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury this afternoon.

Copyright Brian'Damico.

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Space savers?

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Site of Human-Rat Wrestling event

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If the piles get big enough, can decomposing trash generate enough heat to self-ignite like bark mulch does?

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I have a feeling, no. Our garbage doesn't have enough organic matter. We throw scraps away, but mostly it's other stuff, and it provides a lot of separation from all the other organic matter in the trash. Most of our garbage doesn't decompose much in the ground or above it.

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Oh if the trash was that biodegradable...
Most of that stuff will look 100% the same 500 years from now.
And that even includes trash that is food, but has no biological material in it, like Hot Pockets.

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More often than not, these trash piles are ignited by careless disposal of smoking materials on site...

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Where are all the other trash transfer stations for the City? Just curious. That's gross. Any way we could gentrify that heap of bacteria? I saw a clip on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations when he was in India and it looked like that....less the wild dogs living amongst the trash.

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I've seen some City of Boston trucks bring trash to the transfer station in Braintree across from the T station.

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... We move it to your back yard.

So sorry that the sight of your own waste bothers you.

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