Conn. Garbage Museum operators consider closing

Associated Press

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Operators of a Connecticut museum devoted to trash say it might have to close if they can't raise $100,000 in donations or other funding within the next week.

The 16-year-old Garbage Museum in Stratford had almost 31,000 visitors and program participants last year to learn about recycling, view its massive dinosaur built of trash and visit other exhibits.

The museum's operators, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, says they only have about $60,000 of the approximately $300,000 needed to keep it open for another year.

A spokesman for CRRA says funding for the Garbage Museum plummeted when several municipalities pulled out of a committee that sent recycling materials to the regional facility. The museum established a $2 entry fee, but that has not been enough to guarantee it will remain afloat.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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