Jackie Hai

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  • A chartered tour bus takes visitors to Tucson's Los Reales Landfill. The city plans to set aside more than half of the 1,000-acre property as open space or protected habitat, letting the Sonoran desert take over the hilly shapes of the landfill.

  • Recyclables at the Tucson MRF are packed into bales separated by material for pickup.

  • Landfill manager Martin Bey (left) and Judith Weiser at the Los Reales Landfill in Tucson.

  • An area of the landfill designated for residential waste. Each landfill cell is lined with a membrane to minimize the impact of toxins on local groundwater.

  • Trang Dang (right) and her fianc√© Kevin Weitemier snap a Valentine's Day selfie at the Tucson materials recovery facility.


Love at the Landfill

Photos for the feature story¬†Love At The Landfill: Tucson Offers Valentine’s Trash Tours.

Published Feb. 16, 2018. Reporting by Stina Sieg.