Skip to Main Content

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

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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.

[ Team, 08/29/2011]

Compost Pile.

Garbage Museum - Compost Living

We thought this was intriguing. Living in a compost pile is very green -- it generates its own heat.

[ 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.

[ Team, 08/03/2003]

April 2009 - Photo added.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Connecticut Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Cooter's Place, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (Sep 18-24, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings