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10 events that need their own landfills

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m.
A view of the 9/12 Tea Party protest in Washington, D.C.

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9/12 Tea Party Protest, 2009

Thousands marched on Washington on Sept. 12, 2009, to protest big government. Unfortunately, like many large-scale Washington marches, this one relied heavily on publicly funded garbage men and women to pick up the rubbish. The tons of trash included cardboard signs, plastic bottles, and even prop American flags.