One Man’s Trash: Week 52 Report

WEEK 52: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods

CLOTHES
1 towel
1 winter headband
2 gloves (unrelated)
1 tag

CIGARETTES
2 cigarette butts
1 box Camel

SPORT
1 wiffleball
3 tennis balls (1 green, 1 red, 1 nude)

MISC
1 fishing bob
1 fabric glasses case(???)

STYROFOAM
1 24oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 16oz cup
1 20oz cup
1 tub
2 pieces random styrofoam

PAPER
1 part big box
1 12oz cup Wendy’s
1 receipt Weavers Way
1 wrapper Tootsie Roll frooties
1 wrapper Ricola

METAL
1 piece painted pipe
1 24oz can Miller High Life
1 16oz can Colt 45
1 16oz can Steel Reserve
1 12oz can Miller Lite
3 16oz cans Budweiser
1 12oz can Budweiser
1 12oz can Lionhead
1 16oz can Red Bull
1 10oz can Red Bull
1 7oz can Diet Coke
1 12oz can Yuengling Lager
1 24oz can Arizona green tea

GLASS
1 12oz bottle clear no label
1 16oz bottle Pepsi (old school)
1 12oz bottle Saranac caramel porter
1 7oz bottle Coronita
1 12oz bottle Seagrams calypso colada (seriously)
1 jar Brandy Butter hard sauce

PLASTIC
2 plant pots
1 food tub
1 yellow plant thing or other
1 32oz cup Wawa
3 coffee lids
2 soda lids
6 straws
5 wrappers Snickers Christmas bite size
1 wrapper Snickers bite size (not Christmas)
1 32oz bottle Powerade
1 32oz bottle Gatorade
1 16oz bottle Wawa iced tea
3 16oz bottles water Poland Spring
2 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 label bottle water Ice River
1 wrapper SoyJoy
1 wrapper fresh mushrooms container
2 shopping bags
1 wrapper Snickers 4-to-Go
1 wrapper Tastykake mini donuts
1 ziploc bag
1 wrapper Kit Kat
1 wrapper Fruit Smiles
1 wrapper American Heritage string cheese
1 wrapper sweet rice cake
1 wrapper David sunflower seeds
1 wrapper Quaker chewy granola
1 label Prestone power steering fluid
2 pouches Capri Sun
1 bag Wise white cheddar popcorn
1 bag Lays barbecue chips
8 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 3

DIAPERS 3

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
9 dog shit bags
6 dogs on leash
12 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Party spot below Livezey and above Fingerspan under big rock outcrop still filthy.
– Dog shit pile DIRECTLY on step of “nail” side of Fingerspan, middle of the trail. Terrible.
– HOLY CRAP, this is the last trash hike!
– Joined by the esteemed Dave Bower, Philadelphia Parks & Rec volunteer coordinator who has been absolutely instrumental in the carrying out of this project.

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⇦ WEEK 51 • THE END ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 51 Report

WEEK 51: Philadelphia University to Carpenter’s Woods
* Winter Solstice

SPORT
11 golf balls

PAPER
1 12oz cup 7-Eleven

MISC
1 big Master lock
1 CD Box Kingz Distribution
1 roll magnetic tape
1 bike pedal reflector
1 packet oxygen absorber (DO NOT EAT)
1 hair barrette (yellow flower)
1 rubber band

CIGARETTES
4 cigarette butts

STYROFOAM
1 32oz cup McDonald’s
2 pieces random styrofoam

GLASS
1 16oz bottle 7-Up
1 16oz bottle Snapple
1 12oz bottle Heineken
1 16oz Bob Marley’s Mellow Mood Lite (fuckin’ … what?)
1 bottle white wine no label

METAL
1 12oz can Tecate
2 12oz cans Rolling Rock
1 16oz can Yuengling Lager
1 12oz can Keystone Light
1 16oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Landshark
1 10oz can Red Bull
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 12oz can Gatorade (Gatorade makes cans?)
1 12oz can Budweiser (pull tab)
1 12oz can Bud Light
1 12oz can Colt 45 (pull tab)
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 16oz can Pabst
2 12oz cans Pabst
1 12oz can Diet Coke
1 12oz can Coors Light
1 12oz can Natural Light

PLASTIC
1 gigantic mylar balloon Care Bears
1 mylar balloon Shark Tale
1 blunt wrapper Zig Zag
1 1 liter bottle water Deer Park
1 24oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 16oz bottle water Fresh Grocer
1 16oz bottle water Aquafina
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water no label
2 wrappers Quaker chewy granola
1 bag Sour Patch Kids
1 bag Fritos chili cheese
1 blue Solo cup
1 16oz bottle Wawa green tea
1 42oz(!!!) bottle Arizona green tea
3 20oz bottles Gatorade
1 sport water bottle Nantahala Outdoor Center
1 straw
1 coffee lid
2 zip ties
1 blunt wrapper Palma
1 pouch Capri Sun
1 pouch Power Bar energy gel
1 bag Herr’s sour cream & onion chips
1 15oz tub Maggio ricotta cheese
1 16oz bottle Wawa iced tea
1 16oz bottle Fanta
1 8oz bottle milk(?) no label
2 wrapper corners

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 5

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
5 dog shit bags
6 dogs on leash
5 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The deck of Henry Avenue bridge needs its own clean up. Couldn’t Phila U do this?
– Area just below Lovers Leap is filthy from people throwing trash down.
– Lots of twisted junky old creek plastic in Golf Course Run.
– The bank of Walnut Lane approaching the bridge is filthy from people
throwing stuff out their windows.
– Could use cleanup day under and alongside Walnut Lane Bridge (Roxborough side).
– Walnut Lane golf course’s fourth fairway and hole run parallel to Magdalena Trail/Yellow Trail.
– Party spot on sharp ridge above Kitchens Lane curve, has bed sheet, needs cleanup.
– Phone died while taking a panorama of the completely empty Doggy Beach.
– With no people or dogs at Doggy Beach, water along sharp bend of Creek was completely still, Kitchens Lane Bridge reflecting in it like a mirror.
– Nice sunny day, 12 big horses and 1 Lil Sebastian hanging outside at Monastery Stables.
– Cold but lovely sunny day for the winter solstice.
– Heavy vibes hanging over the country after the cop killings in NYC after the non-indictment of the cop for Eric Garner’s death.
– Unused kiosk just above Climbers Rock along interceptor sewer aqueduct would make for a nice art installation.
– Mini parking area atto Climbers Rock needs a cleanup.

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⇦ WEEK 50WEEK 52 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 50 Report

WEEK 50: Ridge Avenue to Saylor Grove

MISC
1 fabric bag The Kooples
1 part bike bar thing Diamondback
1 rubber flip phone cover (circa 2005?)
1 pair pliers
1 piece random ceramic
1 heel of shoe sole
1 hubcap Toyota
2 Halloween decorations (silver skulls)

STYROFOAM
1 large piece random styrofoam

PAPER
1 bag peanut M&Ms

METAL
2 pieces yellow metal bracket
3 12oz cans Budweiser (1 pull tab)
1 12oz can Colt 45 (pull tab)
1 12oz can Miller High Life (pull tab)
2 16oz cans Monster Energy
1 12oz can Sprite (old school, partially crushed)
1 12oz can caffeine free Pepsi
1 12oz can Pabst

GLASS
1 12oz bottle Yards Philly Pale Ale
1 16oz bottle Pepsi
1 16oz bottle Snapple
1 12oz bottle Citrate Magnesium (super old school)

PLASTIC
1 microwaveable food tub
1 16oz iced coffee cup Starbucks
1 20oz cup Olive Garden
1 16oz cup Greenware
1 24oz bottle water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water Simplify
2 16oz bottles water no label
1 250ml bottle mouth rinse CareOne
1 20oz bottle Arizona iced tea
1 old school medicine bottle (red)
1 bag Ruffles cheddar sour cream chips
1 wrapper Hostess cupcakes
1 wrapper Trojan condom
1 bag ShopRite sweet chili pita chips
1 wrapper Kit Kat bite size
2 grocery bags
1 straw
1 bottle cap
1 mangled mylar balloon
4 pieces random plastic

CIGARETTES
1 can Marlboro snus

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
4 dog shit bags
0 dogs on leash
0 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The area from Ridge Avenue to the switchback just above the SEPTA bridge is a filthy mess, above switchback on trail much less so.
– What is enormous apartment complex at schoolhouse and Gypsy called? And what is with the razor wire???
– Lots of oyster shells on side of trail.
– Lots of party trash on bank closest to apartment complex, broken glass, pieces of slate roof, etc.
– Area under Henry Avenue bridge is predictably filthy.
– Access to Phila U, like Chestnut Hill College, is terrible. Their campus meets the Wissahickon with a parking lot, and the really nice landscaping they did as stormwater management on campus runs under a superstructure via a small culvert. Derp.
– It would be really easy to have a trail follow the Textile Run from East Falls Trail up to the campus.
– Didn’t see a single person or dog on trail.
– Hike truncated on account of heavy rain and goddamn flu.

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⇦ WEEK 49WEEK 51 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 49 Report

WEEK 49: Chestnut Hill Avenue to Germantown Avenue

SPORT
1 soccer ball
2 tennis balls

PAPER
1 Wawa sandwich wrapper
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 trail map Andorra Natural Area
1 book matches HomeLite
1 parking garage ticket 1327 Race Street
1 Meetup sheet – Spanish classes
1 box Dots candy
1 wrapper Wrigley’s gum
2 Wawa tea bags

STYROFOAM
1 20oz cup
2 mangled 10oz cups
2 small tubs (fishing bait?)
14 pieces random styrofoam

MISC
1 Bic lighter (black)
1 Christmas light bulb
1 fishing bob
1 sippy cup
1 Motorola phone (Cingular carrier)

GLASS
1 large bottle Elmo Pio moscato
1 12oz bottle Blue Moon
1 12oz bottle green no label

METAL
1 24oz can Four Loko
1 16oz can Rolling Rock
1 12oz can Coors Light
1 12oz can Modelo
1 12oz can Natural Light
1 12oz can Bud Light
1 12oz can San Pellegrino limonata

CLOTHES
1 pair Nike running pants
1 pair women’s underwear Fruit of the Loom

PLASTIC
1 mylar balloon Happy Anniversary
2 22oz cups Wawa
1 1.5 liter bottle water Deer Park
2 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
4 16oz bottles water no label
1 8oz bottle water no label
1 label bottle water Dasani
1 label bottle water Acadia
1 16oz bottle Wawa iced tea
1 32oz bottle Powerade
1 16oz bottle Coca Cola
1 16oz bottle Dr Pepper
1 11oz bottle Sunny D
1 2oz bottle 5 Hour Energy Extra Strength
3 straws
3 cup lids
2 tub lids
1 20oz cup clear no label
1 pouch Honest Kids apple juice
4 pairs rubber gloves
1 wrapper Tootsie Roll frooties
1 wrapper Goldenberg Peanut Chews
1 wrapper Starburst tropical
1 sandwich baggie
1 bag David sunflower seeds
1 blunt wrapper unidentifiable
3 grocery bags
1 wrapper Vitamin C preparation

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 4

DIAPERS 2

CIGARETTES
4 cigarette butts

DOG ROUNDUP
2 dog shit piles
3 dog shit bags
2 dogs on leash
5 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Sound of sleet pellets hitting leaves deep in the woods is lovely.
– After nearly an entire year without doing so, I stepped in my first TWO shit piles – the second one by trying to scrape the first one off. (Facepalm.)
– Giant plastic “happy birthday” picnic tablecloth with 2 shitty diapers and 2 very full dog shit bags on Orange Trail just below Bells Mill Road. What is wrong with people?
– Wissahickon Creek bank below Bells Mill parking lot (Orange Trail side) is filthy, needs cleanup.
– Found Christmas light along bank for Christmas season.
– Top of steps we built above Forbidden Drive on trail building day could use another step or
two – it’s a little slippery when muddy.
– That said, the new Andorra Trail is excellent. Bonus stone wall at first switchback.
– Wissahickon Environmental Center needs to print updated map for the trailheads at Bells Mill Road and Northwestern Avenue.
– Area under Germantown Avenue bridge needs a small cleanup.
– Well house at Chestnut Hill College surrounded by swamp, slate roof in bad shape.
– Looked but couldn’t find dated cornerstone. (It’s a round building, haha.)
– Dog shit bag directly next to Dewees Rock for fanciful goodbye.

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⇦ WEEK 48WEEK 50 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 48 Report

WEEK 48: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Hartwell Lane

MISC
1 Car Freshener (new car smell)
1 large dog collar

CIGARETTES
2 cigarette butts

METAL
1 10oz can Red Bull
1 12oz can Diet Pepsi
1 12oz can Busch
1 12oz can Miller High Life
1 12oz can Budweiser (pull tab, crushed)

PLASTIC
1 10oz bottle milk no label
1 bag Homegirls potato chips “Sweeties”
1 32oz bottle Gatorade
1 16oz bottle water Niagara
1 label bottle water America’s Choice
1 16oz bottle Sprite
1 mangled red Solo cup
1 cereal(?) cup illegible
2 mint wrappers Merion Cricket Club
1 wrapper Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies
1 blunt wrapper Black & Mild
1 ziploc bag
1 wrapper Aunt Clara’s muffins
1 plant tag
25 pieces random creek plastic

DOG ROUNDUP
1 dog shit pile
5 dog shit bags
2 dogs on leash
1 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– First snow of fall/winter, only a dusting but enough to cover some litter.
– Found $10 bill near Allens Lane trailhead!
– 640 Gatehouse Lane, man, that’s some house.
– Big Wissahickon schist formation below 640.
– Big branch down across Hartwell Trail (and Hartwell Run) just above White Trail.
– Big pile of broken plastic adirondack chairs on Hartwell Trail where the homes start.
– Old dam to right of first bridge over Hartwell Trail walking uphill.
– Holy crap there’s an entirely second Hartwell Trail on the north side of the creek! Is this rogue?
– Big rocks at point above White Trail and Hartwell Trail (both north and south sides of Run).
– SCH “Play Space in the Woods” at top of Hartwell Trail behind SCH Academy blends city and woods nicely. “Unless” sculpture seems weird without Lorax reference.

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⇦ WEEK 47WEEK 49 ⇨