Contest #246 answer: Jardim Gramacho landfill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This used to be the place where Rio de Janeiro dumped its waste. It is the largest landfill in Southern America and one of the largest in the world.

It closed down recently after 34 years in operation.
It was featured in the documentary ‘Waste Land’

Note: I prepared this contest on wednesday, June 6. On the same day Google Earth updated the imagery of this site, which I did not notice until some of you alerted me when the contest was live.

To give everyone a fair chance, I decided not to update this contest with the new imagery.

Those who dumped their waste

  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • Sandworm
  • Ernesto Posse
  • mccrumplair
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Farceur
  • CuriousJM

– Hint –

  • ACG
  • Paul Franson
  • Aaantoine
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Dennis S.
  • mehmet durmus
  • Emil Schierle
  • Marcel
  • Bill Close
  • Sasha Smith
  • Shelly
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Jellicle
  • Marisa Boraas