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• ORLANDO, Fla. _ A single flip-flop. An empty Chick-fil-A sandwich bag. A mattress. A sneaker, navy with a white sole. A little orange bouncy ball. Garbage is strewn among thigh-high drifts of dirt, used to bury the filthy, weather-worn items at the Orange County Landfill and prevent the intrusion of insects, rats and pigs. Bulldozers smooth the dirt into place while tractor trailers deliver ever more trash. Vultures and seagulls circle above. A bald eagle lands nearby. “Anything you will see out in the real world you’ll see it here,” says David Gregory, manager of the solid waste division of the Orange County Utilities Department. “Because when people throw things away, this is where it comes.” According to the Environmental … Read More »