With countless mounds of trash piling up in the Middlesex County Landfill in NJ, local residents have found their olfactory systems under constant attack. And since it's been tried it in the Bronx and in Queens, the county will try to combat the smell with perfume. A flatbed truck equipped with special nozzles stalks through the garbage, releasing hundreds of gallons of a fragrant, soapy, slightly citrus-scented spray. In 2007, the county tried attaching deodorizing sprays to the landfill's fence, which didn't work, and gives added pressure to this scheme. Local resident Jerri Shink said, "It’s terrible...We go to the grocery store and my son tells people, ‘We live in the stinkiest part of town.’ You can’t open a window. At times it will permeate the walls."
NJ County To Combat Garbage Odors With Perfume
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