A Canyon Full of Garbage: Video

A Canyon Full of Garbage: Video

Photo by Sam Hodgson

Jose Ysea presents at Meeting of the Minds at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

 

Nearly 2 million tons of garbage is decomposing in the middle of Balboa Park. Jose Ysea works for the city department that manages that now-closed landfill in the park, and joined us to tell us more at our “Meeting of the Minds” event last week.

Ysea was one of six speakers following a quick-moving format called pecha-kucha, whereby each speaker gets 20 slides, displayed for 20 seconds each. Watch Ysea’s presentation:

For more, read our story on the landfill and watch our episode of San Diego Explained.

What do you think should happen with the landfill? Leave a comment and tell us below.

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Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can reach her directly at kelly@vosd.org.

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William Smith
William Smith subscribermember

People don't realize that there are closed landfills and burn dumps all over the County. They are in constant need of monitoring and inspection at a significant cost to local government. That is one problem with the City of San Diego's "free" trash collection policy for some of its residents.

dmopbuff
dmopbuff

People don't realize that there are closed landfills and burn dumps all over the County. They are in constant need of monitoring and inspection at a significant cost to local government. That is one problem with the City of San Diego's "free" trash collection policy for some of its residents.

Erik Hanson
Erik Hanson subscriber

I'd like to see some people figure out how to excavate all this out. It could be partially subsidized by "mining" out all the metals and all the antique bottles. I remember a time when there were so many little canyons that have been filled in. Most if the big canyons remain, but most if the mini ones were filled in. Please don't make it worse by dumping all the fill from the Jacobs project. Another of many reasons to oppose it.

hardcover
hardcover

I'd like to see some people figure out how to excavate all this out. It could be partially subsidized by "mining" out all the metals and all the antique bottles. I remember a time when there were so many little canyons that have been filled in. Most if the big canyons remain, but most if the mini ones were filled in. Please don't make it worse by dumping all the fill from the Jacobs project. Another of many reasons to oppose it.