Stink Alert File

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Last updated 04/07/2021

Raw file: stink-alert TourGuide.csv (6.94 KB)


Includes 130 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI
  • Canada: MB
  • some may be in: IA, MEX, MI, NJ, ON, VT, WV (near a border)

This POI Factory community file was inspired by the first entered location for the Harris Ranch. Tomb993 was the one who submitted this location and started the ball rolling.

Let us know if there are stinky locations that you would like to see here. You can report changes or additions by contacting me directly by clicking my username at the top of the page, then the Contact button, or can offer a change through the Discussion Topics link provided below.

The prevailing weather can determine when and how bad the aroma can be. Pulp paper mills, refineries, wastewater treatment plants, dairy farms, and feedlots are among the infamous. Some shut down periodically due to economic factors while others may cease to exist altogether for regulatory actions or other reasons. We are always looking for new places but also need to know if any on the list are permanently shuttered or otherwise no longer offensive to the nose.

Please note that this file is a TourGuide and for Garmin devices, this changes alerts from an Along the Road Alert to a Radius Alert. If you wish the POI file just be a standard POI, just rename the file removing the word TourGuide; e.g., change from stink-alert TourGuide.csv to stink-alert.csv. Also know that Garmin requires TourGuides to have an associated custom audio file and without an audio file, the POI will not work. Please check the FAQs here at The POI Factory for discussions and use of TourGuides, Alerts (Along the Road and Radius), and adding custom audio alerts. Since I doubt anyone will use the file to actually visit your nearby stinky areas, I'll assume you're using the file for audio alerts warning you to close your windows, switch your heat/AC to Recirculate or some such thing and as such, check the FAQs for the use of POI Loader in Manual Mode to set distance alerts. For non-Garmin devices, I will guess that all this discussion of Garmin TourGuide is irrevalent so renaming the POI file without the word TourGuide may be advised.



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Change History

  • CraigW - Apr 7, 2021
    Added Waste Management Recycling & Disposal Facility,Louisville, Ky

  • CraigW - Jul 6, 2020
    Thanks, ruggb, for offering Chapel Hill NC waste facility

  • CraigW - Jul 5, 2020
    Minor text edit and file changed to csv from gpx

  • CraigW - May 13, 2019
    Stinky 2 audio, my favorite, now available as a wav

  • bdhsfz6 - May 13, 2019
    Added landfill in Dunmore PA

  • CraigW - May 11, 2019
    Revised text to discuss TourGuide for Garmin devices

  • GlobeTurtle - May 10, 2019
    changed maintainer from TXRVer to CraigW

  • CraigW - May 9, 2019
    Added dairy farm near Lodi, WI

  • maddog67 - Sep 13, 2016
    Added location in VA

  • TXRVer - Mar 22, 2016
    Updated file

  • JM - Jan 29, 2016
    changed maintainer from RhythmTip to TXRVer

  • RhythmTip - Aug 2, 2007
    Submitted file