Anjay suggests trying to get some gunpowder to blow the garbage up, and I think he's mostly kidding, because even if they could win a supply of munitions as a Showdown reward, it's hard to see how a small yard full of rotting trash is worse than a rain of rotting, burning trash over the entire town would be. "Let's just get a shovel," Laurel says. Zach has a plan: pick up the trash, transport the trash out of town, bury the trash, come back, rejoice. It's a sign of a true politician that his plan literally includes the step "rejoice." They decide to put together a task force made up of two kids from each District. Anjay of course nominates Greg and Blaine, Guylan wants his Council predecessor Mike along with DK, and we don't get to find out yet who Laurel picks for her team. That's because when she suggests that Zach draft Taylor, the whole Council becomes too excited to speak.
Speaking of Herself, here she is in the Saloon, having sodas with Leila. They're currently in the Upper Class District, as you'll recall, so they're not shirking their duties. But I think we all know that that's only because they don't have any right now.
In front of the assembled pioneers in the mess hall, the Council announces the landfill project and lists off the names of some of the people who have been chosen: Sophia, a previously unknown Green named Meg, and DK, who interviews that he thinks they can get it done as a group, rather than making us sit through the rest of the names that have already been floated. As Laurel winds up to give the last two names, everyone points at Taylor. And yes, Taylor and Leila are on the hook. Everyone cheers. Except Leila and Taylor, naturally. Guylan interviews that this is a way of showing Taylor and Leila that if they don't do their jobs, they're going to get worse jobs. Which they will also not do, but I'm getting ahead of myself.