Monthly Archives: October 2014

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 ⇨