Site 1

Douglas Scholes
Started on April 30, 2012, this site took seven days, until May 6, to collect the trash and organize it into type.  This is a trash layered site.  It has much hidden in the grasses and buried under the soil.  I visited the site over the course of a week and each time I thought all the visible trash was collected more seemed to appear, as if migrating to the surface. There are many layers of accumulated debris and trash.
I have written to the Hackney City Council to request the pick and disposal of the trash I have amassed.  I await the response.

00 – The site in located in Hackney Wick at the bottom of the pedestrian overpass spanning the East Cross Route (A12) from Victoria Park. Click here to see live map.
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26 – The site as it appeared before collecting and organizing the trash. Seen in the photo are helium canisters, a beer keg and a large red flammable gas canister.  What you can’t see is the myriad trash hidden in the undergrowth. Image taken from the atop the pedestrian overpass.
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25 – Visibly layered trash
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24 – Road hazard cones. See Cone Spin video here.
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23 – Draggin branches to the pile.
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22 – Bundle of branches.
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21 – Collecting cardboard.
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20 – Tire tower.
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19 – Survey of the collection thus far – May 3.
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18 – Various gas canisters – 14 helium canisters; 3 beer kegs; 1 flammable gas canister (red).
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17 – Tin cans.
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16 – Glass bottles.
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15 – Plastic (PET) bottles.
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14 – Found objects.
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13 – Large plastic containers, including two hazard cones.
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12 – Brush pile.
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11 – Area cleaned of trash, mostly.
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10 – An amphora made of beeswax left on the site during the cleaning process.
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09 – Detail of the beeswax amphora. Neglected.
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08 – Survey of collection.
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07 – Vehicle registration plates.
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06 – Final pile of plastic bottles.
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05 – Final pile of tin cans.
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04 – Three piles: glass bottles; tin cans; plastic bottles.
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03 – Total of unclassifiable rubbish/trash gathered in green garbage bags.
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02 – Final size of the pile of brush.
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01 – Final survey as seen from atop of the pedestrian overpass.
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