One Man’s Trash: Week 45 Report

WEEK 45: Chestnut Hill Avenue to Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive

CIGARETTES
1 box Pall Mall
1 cigarette butt

STYROFOAM
2 12oz cups
1 small tub ice cream

GLASS
2 7oz bottles Coronita
1 12oz bottle Miller Lite

METAL
1 12oz can Faygo
1 12oz can Pepsi
1 12oz can Natural Light
1 12oz can Bud Light
1 16oz can Coors Light
1 12oz can Coors Light

PAPER
1 wrapper gum Dubble Bubble
2 wrappers gum Wrigley’s
1 wrapper bamboo chopsticks
1 wrapper Wawa sandwich
1 receipt (illegible)
1 piece random cardboard

MISC
1 concert wristband
1 sticker “I Voted”
1 random piece of car
1 pregnancy test

PLASTIC
4 16oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
3 16oz bottles water no label
1 8oz bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Deer Park
1 label bottle water Vintage
1 tiny bottle Maiel Biofeel
1 label Arizona iced tea
1 spoon
1 bottle cap
1 blunt wrapper Palma
1 corner wrapper Welch’s fruit chews(?)
2 wrappers Twizzler individuals
1 wrapper Hershey’s Cookies & Creme
1 rubber glove
1 shopping bag Target
2 wrappers plasticware
6 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 8

DIAPERS 1

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

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Giant pile of trash on creek bank approximately 12′ from actual trash can at picnic area below Magarge Dam.
– School bus IDLING, loudly, right on Forbidden Drive at Valley Green Inn as scores of people walked/ran/biked by. Ridiculous.
– Two smashed pumpkins directly under McCallum Street Bridge. Trick or treat!

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⇦ WEEK 44WEEK 46 ⇨

One Man’s Trash: Week 44 Report

WEEK 44: Allens Lane & Lincoln Drive to Carpenter’s Woods (Local Loop)

MISC
1 giant electronic candy cane
1 dog harness
1 fishing bob
1 Giro bike helmet bill
1 Utrecht drafting triangle
1 Learning Resources thermometer (broken — incorrect temp reading)

CIGARETTES
1 cigarette butt

CLOTHES
1 pair boxer-briefs Hanes
1 underwear elastic band Hanes
1 ankle sock
1 handkerchief (calories chart)

STYROFOAM
3 pieces random styrofoam

PAPER
1 tub 18 Canadian nightcrawlers (fishing bait)
1 wrapper Wrigley’s gum
1 bag Red & White charcoal
2 pieces random cardboard

GLASS
1 12oz bottle Yuengling Lager

METAL
1 can ShopRite golden corn
1 12oz can Miller Lite
1 12oz can Michelob Ultra
1 12oz can Busch

PLASTIC
1 1.5 ltr bottle water Deer Park
2 24oz bottles water Deer Park
1 16oz bottle water Nestlé Pure Life
1 16oz bottle water Dasani
1 16oz bottle water Aquafina
3 16oz bottles water no label
1 16oz bottle water Berkley & Jensen (smashed)
1 16oz bottle water ShopRite
1 40oz bottle Olde English “shatter proof”
1 16oz bottle Mtn Dew
1 6oz bottle Kool Aid (I think?)
1 wrapper Gogurt (Halloween)
2 straws
1 jug cap
1 wrapper Baby Ruth bite size
1 mylar balloon “Way to go Grad”
1 yellow Nalgene
1 ziploc bag
1 bag Pirate’s Booty aged white cheddar popcorn
1 bag Doritos
1 bag ShurFine white bread “baked locally”
1 piece orange tape
1 mangled bag Munchos
6 pieces random plastic

TISSUES/NAPKINS/ETC 1

DOG ROUNDUP
0 dog shit piles
8 dog shit bags (!)
0 dogs on leash
0 dogs off leash

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– Wooden pallet along Cresheim North Trail just below junction to Gate House Lane
– Two dog shit bags within plain sight of multiple trash cans at Devil’s Pool.
– Party spot along Orange Trail below Livezey Lane and above Fingerspan.
Another giant white pipe in Creek, on the shallow island in Creek just below Fingerspan.

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⇦ WEEK 43WEEK 45

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 42WEEK 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 ⇨