One Man’s Trash: Week 43 Report

WEEK 43: Hortter Street to Mt Airy Avenue

Map/photos to come.

PLASTIC
22 wrappers Tootsie Roll
1 32oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 straw
2 coffee lids
1 small sport water bottle (black)
1 bottle aspirin no label
1 bottle Mylanta II
1 piece bike helmet
1 bag Family Gourmet spearmint leaves
1 label Gatorade
1 Sorb-oo absorber(?)
1 jug seal
1 wrapper Snickers
1 pack Water Gremlin fishing lure(?)
1 bag Herr’s cheese curls
1 wrapper Nature Valley granola bar
2 Ziploc bags
1 black bodega bag
3 pieces random plastic
1 label bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring pomegranate(???)
2 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 16oz bottle water 7-Eleven
1 24oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Rita’s (as in the Water Ice … they make bottled water too)
1 16oz bottle water Great Value
1 grocery bag blank
1 grocery bag Pep Boys
1 16oz bottle Tropicana orange juice
1 16oz bottle Wawa chocolate milk

STYROFOAM
3 12oz cups

MISC
1 Bic lighter (blue)
3 pieces random fleece
1 pregnancy test (inconclusive — error on screen)

CIGARETTES
1 box Newport

SPORT
4 golf balls

GLASS
1 12oz bottle green no label

METAL
3 12oz cans Milwaukee’s Best
2 12oz cans Milwaukee’s Best Ice
7 12oz cans Milwaukee’s Best Premium
7 12oz cans Budweiser
2 12oz cans Rolling Rock
5 12oz cans Genesee
1 25oz (!) can Red Bull
2 12oz cans Coca Cola

PAPER
3 boxes Dots candy
3 pieces Tootsie Roll cardboard backing

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 5

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

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Mistook off trail pet cemetery for trash; paid my respects.
– Nice view of Toleration with Walnut Lane Bridge in the background from upper end of Mom Rinker’s Rock once leaves fall.
– Huge Tootsie Roll party at Toleration — 22 wrappers of all makes (small Tootsie Rolls, large Tootsie Rolls, yellow and blue fruit “flavor” Tootsie Rolls) above and below Mom Rinker’s Rock.
– Tree falling in the woods: loud. Asplundh tree chipper: louder.
– Area under Monastery Bridge (Henry Avenue) needs cleanup.
– Had a nice chat with Ron, an 80ish year old man hiking cheerily alone. Says he’s lived in The Philadelphian for 15 years and there’s “only been three suicides there in that time. That far up, a fall doesn’t hurt. Ten or fifteen feet up, that’s gonna hurt. But 20 stories? You wouldn’t feel a thing.”
– Dry intermittent run (Leverington Run?) could use cleanup from culvert near Henry Avenue down toward Forbidden Drive.
– Again with the crazy dog shit bags in Mt Airy Run following heavy rain. WTF?
– Saw the esteemed Liz Jarvis from Chestnut Hill Historical Society riding a horse.
– Woman walking two dogs off leash watched one shit and did not pick it up.

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⇦ WEEK 42 • WEEK 44 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 42 Report

WEEK 42: Rex Avenue to Rex Avenue (Orange/Yellow/Forbidden loop)

Map/photos to come.

MISC
1 rubber bone dog toy
1 can tiki fuel
1 can Spectracide “commercial strength” wasp & hornet killer

STYROFOAM
1 20oz cup
1 12oz cup

PAPER
1 Chinese takeout carton
1 16oz cup
1 16oz insulated cup
1 packing order Brazilian slate
1 note “I love my BB”

GLASS
1 12oz bottle clear no label
1 8oz bottle Budweiser

CIGARETTES
1 box Camel

PLASTIC
1 dimebag
1 spoon
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 jar Gulp! fishing bait
15 red solo cups
1 pen cap
1 food tray
1 iced coffee lid
1 tub fishing bait with lid
1 pouch Capri Sun
5 pieces random fishing things
1 pack Warden’s fishing lure
1 pouch Kool Aid Jammers
1 44oz(!) cup Wawa — is this necessary?
1 .34oz bottle Blink contact solution
1 piece black trash bag
1 ½ gallon jug Wawa iced tea
1 32oz bottle Gatorade
1 20oz bottle Clear Splash
1 24oz bottle Gatorade
1 20oz bottle Gatorade
1 32oz bottle Tropicana orange juice
16oz bottle orange juice(?) no label
1 wrapper Swedish Fish
1 sport water bottle Camelbak
1 24oz bottle water Deer Park
1 24oz bottle water Poland Spring
1 16oz bottle water Niagara
2 16oz bottles water Nirvana
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water Deer Park
2 16oz bottles water no label
2 labels bottle water Acadia
1 wrapper Kit Kat
2 dog shit bags unused
1 bread bag clamp
1 bag Herr’s potato chips
1 wrapper 365 (Whole Foods) granola bar
1 blunt wrapper Palma
6 pieces random plastic

METAL
3 12oz cans Michelob Ultra
2 12oz cans Budweiser
1 12oz can My Essentials Mountain Lion(!) soda
1 12oz can Pabst
2 12oz cans Miller Lite
1 12oz can Coors Light
4 12oz cans Natural Light
1 12oz can Keystone Light

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 3

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
3 dog shit bags
3 dogs on leash
16 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Two women walking TEN dogs off leash on the White Trail (which is used by mountain bikers) near Rex Avenue skewed the off leash numbers here.
– Rex Avenue itself a mess — aftermath of a tiki party included tons of red solo cups and two tiki torches.
– Lots of trash on the steep hill below the indian statue; trash grabber made for great hiking pool scrambling down the hill on the fallen leaves.
– Had a nice chat with Kerry, a 60ish man taking photos of mushrooms and wearing a Google Glass. He said he was really excited at first about the potential the device presented, but that the experience has largely been negative because of people’s reactions to it. I asked him if our conversation was being recorded. He said it was not and I would see the red “recording” dot if it was.
– Big pile of fishing trash along bank above Covered Bridge.

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⇦ WEEK 41WEEK 43 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 41 Report

WEEK 41: Cresheim Road to Germantown Avenue

Map/photos to come.

GLASS
1 40oz bottle clear no label
1 12oz bottle brown no label

CLOTHES
1 fingerless glove

CIGARETTES
1 cigarette butt

MISC
1 pair eyeglasses
1 mangled small Nerf football
1 can America’s Finest spray paint

PAPER
1 water cooler cone
1 wrapper Wendy’s

METAL
2 25oz cans Bud Ice
1 12oz can Milwaukee’s Best
1 12oz can St Ides
1 12oz can Black Label

PLASTIC
1 brown-orange plant pot
1 16oz cup Wawa
1 16oz cup no label
1 1 ltr bottle no label
1 1 ltr bottle Coca Cola
1 16oz bottle water Berkley & Jensen
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 16oz bottle water Poland Spring
6 16oz bottles water no label
1 label bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 8oz bottle Ensure vanilla shake
1 coffee lid
8 solo cups (red, blue)
3 pieces solo cups (red, green, blue)
2 bottle caps
1 black bodega bag
1 black trash bag
1 small stake
1 coffee lid
1 wrapper Tastykake Fruit & Yogurt Bar
1 bag Herr’s BBQ chips
1 wrapper Russell Stover marshmallow heart
1 wrapper Snickers
1 bag Strohmann hot dog rolls
3 10oz cups clear
8 pieces random plastic
1 label Hawaiian Punch berry blue singles to go
1 cup F’Real Reese’s Cup shake

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 2

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
1 dog shit bag
0 dogs on leash
0 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Short, late afternoon hike on new section of Cresheim Trail still produced normal week’s worth of trash.
– Mangled bike under SEPTA Chestnut Hill West bridge.
– Is there a way to download all the high-res versions of edited pics on Instagram? Instaport is cool but they’re low-res.
– What are the stone ruins parallel to Cresheim Valley Drive below the trail?

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⇦ WEEK 40WEEK 42 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 40 Report

WEEK 40: Saylor Grove to Scottforth Road

Map/photos to come.

GLASS
1 40oz bottle Colt 45

METAL
2 12oz cans Natural Ice
2 12oz cans Budweiser
1 12oz can Diet Coke
1 12oz can Black Label
1 12oz can Schaefer’s

STYROFOAM
1 12oz hybrid paper/styrofoam Dixie cup
1 piece McDonald’s cup
2 pieces random styrofoam

CLOTHES
1 long sleeve thermal shirt (white)

PAPER
1 10oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 wrapper McDonald’s Bacon McDouble
1 piece Wawa wrapper
1 receipt New Spring Garden Market (roasted seaweed $2.49)

MISC
1 fishing bob
1 dog’s tennis ball
1 hard rubber hook (?)
1 rubber thing (???)

PLASTIC
2 mylar balloons (“Happy Birthday” and “Princess”)
1 20oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 keg lid Coors Light
1 pouch Capri Sun Super V
1 33oz bottle water Poland Spring
2 16oz bottles water Poland Spring
2 16oz bottles water Nestlé Pure Life
1 16oz bottle water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Niagara
1 16oz bottle water America’s Choice
1 16oz bottle water no label
1 14oz bottle Nesquick
1 16oz bottle Turkey Hill iced tea
1 blunt wrapper Palma
1 wrapper Orbit gum
1 wrapper Charms lollipop
1 wrapper Quaker Chewy granola bar
1 wrapper Spinzels(?) pretzels
1 sandwich bag
1 black bodega bag
1 grocery bag Giant
1 bag Stauffer’s animal crackers
1 16oz bottle tea(?) no label
2 wrappers unidentifiable candy
1 16oz Hefty cup
1 wrapper Reese’s peanut butter egg
1 rubber glove
1 bag Utz onion & garlic chips
1 pack SEPTA tokens “Go Green”
1 wrapper Saltines 2-pack
1 spoon
1 straw
1 wrapper corner
1 piece random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 4

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
3 dog shit bags
4 dogs on leash
10 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Heard an owl between Rittenhouse Town and Blue Bell Park.
– Absolutely gorgeous fall Sunday; most people I’ve seen on upper trails in one day this year.
– Ran into the esteemed Sarah Kaufman.
– What are the ruins of stone wall along access trail just below Orange Trail under Walnut Lane Bridge?
– Wonder how much of the trash below Walnut Lane Bridge is thrown from passing cars on the bridge.
– Scottforth Trail and Road are weird, man. No one would ever go here unless you lived there or stumbled on it.

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⇦ WEEK 39WEEK 41 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 39 Report

WEEK 39: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods

Map/photos to come.

STYROFOAM
1 24oz cup Chick-Fil-A
1 16oz cup Dunkin Donuts
1 small tub
1 mangled 10oz cup

GLASS
1 40oz bottle Miller Genuine Draft
1 12oz bottle green no label
1 12oz bottle brown no label
1 7oz bottle green no label

METAL
6 12oz cans Rolling Rock
1 12oz can Genesee Cream Ale
2 12oz cans Michelob Ultra
2 12oz cans Bud Light
1 25oz can Beck’s
1 10oz can Red Bull Blue
1 12oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Pabst
1 12oz can Budweiser
1 12oz can Coca Cola
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 12oz can Yuengling Lager
2 bottle caps

PAPER
1 16oz cup Wawa

CIGARETTES
1 cigarette butt

CLOTHES
1 cut off pant leg

MISC
1 roll clear Duck Tape®
1 syringe
1 lid Skoal snuff
1 pen Marriott
1 USB cable
1 battery Yards(?)
1 clear CD that you get on the bottom of a spindle of blank CD-Rs
1 broken CD (Rihanna?)

PLASTIC
4 16oz bottles water no label
1 16oz bottle water America’s Choice
1 20oz bottle water Asante
1 12oz bottle water Pur Aqua
1 8oz bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Shop Rite
1 12oz bottle Gatorade no label
1 20oz bottle Mtn Dew
1 2oz bottle 5 Hour Energy
1 16oz bottle Big Burst fruit punch
1 soda lid
1 food tub with lid
2 coffee lids
3 Ziploc bags
1 travel tube toothpaste Crest
1 label Mtn Dew
3 blunt wrappers Palma
1 blunt wrapper Dutch Masters
1 blunt wrapper Swisher Sweets grape
1 wrapper fortune cookie
1 wrapper lollipop
1 grocery bag “Thank You”
2 black bodega bags
2 pieces silver “paper”
1 wrapper Air Heads Bites
1 grocery bag Produce Junction
1 wrapper Reese’s Cups
1 bag Jack Link’s jerky
1 delivery bag New York Times
1 bag Herr’s kettle chips
1 large bag Utz chips no salt added
1 small bottle UV vodka
1 dog shit bag unused
5 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 8

DOG ROUNDUP
2 dog shit piles
1 dog shit bag
0 dogs on leash
6 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Need to remember yellow paint to mark face and neck hazard from cut vine on Cresheim Trail.
– Aftermath of Rolling Rock party under St Martins Bridge.
– The “beaver dam” on Cresheim Trail … should a work party undam it?
– Over all a pretty dirty hike (four grocery bags of trash), but Devil’s Pool pretty clean.

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⇦ WEEK 38WEEK 40 ⇨