Todd is based on a character in a short story I wrote called "Little Coyote." He is a big nasty dude that runs the local dump way out in the woods of southern Vermont. His presence is powerful, imposing, and invasive, maybe even heroic. Although he is Godlike in his poise and size, the trash that he lives and breathes tenuously holds him together and reveals his repulsive nature.
Todd is 8 feet tall made out of anything that goes in the trash:
cardboard, rubber, screws, old paint, fabric, plastic bags, dirt, palette wood, foam, etc.