The one thing that made it cool ... a truck pulled in next to me with a grandfather, the bed full of old crappy furniture. In the passenger seat was a tow-headed kid, about four years old, wearing a huge grin and waving to me.
Clearly, this kid was in four year-old heaven, with two huge front end loaders driving over the garbage and scooping it up and moving it around. He seemed especially fascinated with the loader with the big spikey wheels...crunching a dresser like it was made of balsa wood and leaving nothing but splinters.
The moral of the story? Take a kid to the dump. It'll make their day.
Smelly but happy,