Anyone who thinks garbage stinks hasn't been to the city's latest attraction - a museum where talking trash is good clean fun.

Half-eaten pizzas, empty beer cans and disposable diapers are part of the new museum, intended to make people think about how much rubbish they throw away and to spread the word about recycling.The museum, run by Browning-Ferris at its $11 million recycling center, is drawing school groups and Scout troops like flies. It will open to the general public April 6.

"This is pretty neat," said Amy Dao, a fourth-grader visiting with her class from Vinci Park School in San Jose. "I've never seen so much garbage before."

Visitors encounter the "Wall of Garbage," a 100-foot-long, 20-foot-high display of paint thinner cans, Styrofoam containers, egg cartons, old shoes, broken dolls, plastic bags and scraps of food.