34 minutes | Sep 4th 2020

Episode 171: A Trashy History of Charleston’s Dumps and Incinerators

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The City of Charleston addressed rising volumes of garbage in the early 20th century with traditional methods of open dumping and the new science of incineration. The advent of new landfill practices in the 1950s ended municipal trash burning, but creative recycling preserved one historic structure and smokestacks that anchor an important part of the city’s trashy history.
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