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Spokane, Washington: Garbage Goat of the Welding Nun Team Field Report

Riverfront Park

507 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA
Riverfront Park. On the north side of W. Spokane Falls Blvd, just west of N. Stevens St. and just east of the Looff Carrousel.
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Garbage Goat.

Garbage Goat of the Welding Nun

Municipal mechanism resembling a goat that makes quick work of paper trash and litter. Created by "the welding nun" for the 1974 Spokane World's Fair, whose theme was ecology. Report... [10/06/2019]

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Garbage Goat of the Welding Nun.

Garbage Goat of the Welding Nun

Garbage Goat is working well as of December 2023. Vacuum seems strong!

[Sam, 12/19/2023]


Garbage Eating Goat

Hilarious! Not what I expected but when figuring it out I laughed so hard I had tears. It's located in the Riverfront park where many other attractions are within easy walking distance.

[Julia, 06/22/2016]

Garbage Eating Goat.

Garbage Eating Goat

A very unusual item. A garbage eating goat -- and it really works. You push the button on the wall and it starts the vacuum. You put the piece of paper under its mouth and it sucks it up.

[Connie from Seattle, 08/20/2013]

We spoke with Spokane's Parks Dept. and they confirmed that the goat only eats paper trash and litter. Cans, cups, and bottles will clog the goat, forcing it to shut off. And don't feed cigarette butts to the goat; that can set its innards on fire.

Garbage-Eating Goat.

Garbage Eating Goat

It was a cool statue but it wasn't working when we were there. I don't know if it was clogged or what, but it was a little disappointing. However, it's in the same park as the Giant Red Wagon (which was cool). There's also an indoor merry-go-round that we decided to take a spin on while we were there.

[Juice, 12/29/2012]

The Decline of American Cities: first, the garbage-eating goats break down...

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