Stratford, Connecticut: Garbage Museum (Closed)See a section of landfill and a dinosaur made of household garbage. Everything that you ever wanted to know about solid waste management.
- From New York City - I-95 N to Exit 30, Lordship Boulevard. Bear right off exit. At 5th light R onto Honeyspot Rd. Ext. Museum is last building on right. 1410 Honeyspot Road Extension.
- Closed August 2011. (Call to verify)
- $2/person 3 and under free.
Visitor Tips and News About Garbage Museum
The Garbage Museum -- an edutainment journey into solid waste management -- has closed for lack of funds. But its supporters hope that the shutdown is only temporary, and that the museum can reopen in 2012. All of its exhibits, including the Trash-o-Saurus dinosaur, remain in place. But the doors are locked and the lights are turned off for now.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/29/2011]
Garbage Museum - Compost Living
We thought this was intriguing. Living in a compost pile is very green -- it generates its own heat.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 04/25/2009]
Garbage Museum - 24-ft. long Trash-o-saurus
Meet Trash-o-saurus, a 24-foot-long dinosaur made from a ton of trash -- which is how much trash an average person throws away in a year. Visitors can walk through a giant compost pile, see compost worms in action, and watch from a sky box as recyclables are dumped, sorted, and crushed.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 08/03/2003]
April 2009 - Photo added.