Inside the landfill: 180 degree view

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The Johnson County landfill, covering nearly 1,000 acres in the center of Shawnee, absorbs more than 5,000 tons of garbage a day. In this view of an active landfill cell, trucks drive into the active area to dump loads of waste, and a team of massive earth-movers level and bury the garbage as it comes in. Once this cell reaches capacity, waste will be dumped and buried in a new cell on the premises.

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