Inside a New York garbage collector’s massive personal collection of treasures found in the trash

Makers are well versed in the old adage: One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Its astonishing some of the things New Yorkers will throw away!

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For 34 years, New York Sanitation worker, Nelson Molina collected items in the trash on his route in East Harlem. Over 45,000 items, all catalogued and organized on the second floor of the M11 garage. Nelson retired from the job in 2015, but comes to the garage routinely to check in on his “museum.”

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