A garbage museum may seem like an unlikely source of community pride, but some towns in Connecticut are making a serious effort to prevent just such a structure from closing. As detailed in this Patch.com article, Milford, Conn., is joining in the effort to save the nearby 15-year-old Garbage Museum, which is located in Stratford, Conn., and is run by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA). Milford has pledged $26,500. Westport and Woodbridge also have pledged money, althought the article does not say how much.
According to the article, a decline in CRRA's revenues resulting from jurisdictions turning to private haulers has put the museum in financial jeopardy. CRRA needs about $176,000 to keep the museum open during the next fiscal year and could decide to close the structure as early as July 1.
No word yet on whether USA for Africa may reunite for a star-studded single to aid the museum's case.
All kidding aside, below is a documentary on the Museum produced by some area high school students: