Like many isolated communities around the world, dealing
with waste without any real infrastructure to do so is a problem.
The traditional Inuit thing to do apparently is to
open the door and sweep it out. When waste consisted entirely
of things that were biodegradable this wasn't a problem. The
same attitude unfortunately seems to still prevail, though now
there is far more waste to deal with and much of it isn't
The answer seems to be
to throw it loosely towards one part of the town near the sea
(and I mean loosely as it's strewn over a very large area, this
is just the center). Presumably just under the surface of
the sea in this little bay
is a continuation of this dump that topples/blows into the sea.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
Pentax digital equipment.