EWW! Billings Area Has Some of the Absolute Worst Stinky Places
Have you ever woken up in Billings and just hated the smell? I'm talking some awful stenches that make it seem like something awful is burning up, or maybe even something much viler, depending on where you live of course. I think I have a few places in and around Billings that are just awful smelling. This is not to say that these places are bad, just stinky.
Western Sugar Processing Factory
The sugar beet factory is the smelliest place that I remember from childhood. The nasty burnt sugar and smoke smell is extremely familiar to me, and it has never really gotten better, because of course the smell is a part of the process to make sugar from sugar beets. It's still gross though.
Laurel Oil Refinery
The oil refinery in Laurel has provided a lot of revenue to the Billings suburb by providing lots of jobs for residents. However, that doesn't take away the fact that it smells extremely awful. Just imagine the smell of burning oil; it's completely awful. I'm so sorry that the folks out in Lauren have to deal with that smell.
City of Billings Landfill
You probably guessed this would be on the list. It's a landfill, of course it smells bad. But the fact that there is quite a bit of people who live in the general area of the landfill, they can't really enjoy the smell at all.
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