Editorial: Trash problems piling up – Times Union

We know that even as we edge closer to a crisis, in environmental and financial terms, we are no closer to a long-range solution now than we were a decade ago, when the outline of the problem was already clear to see. Four years ago, as the landfill neared the size limit set by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Colonie asked the state for permission to expand — to add another eight stories of trash to the landfill mountain, and to bring the garbage to within 100 feet of the water's edge.

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