Meadowlands Commission Center, New Jersey

An environmental and regional learning center, and the headquarters of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Until 1999 the facility housed the "Trash Museum," an educational museum about garbage, which included a walk through cross section of trash. Before that it was a future landfill, surrounded by current landfills. The Meadowlands, a marshy area of New Jersey, across from New York City, was used as a dumping ground for the area's cities for a hundred years. The Meadowlands Commission, formerly the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, is the civic organization created to clean-up and control the Meadowlands, and to encourage development of the region.