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The Battle for New York City’s Trash

Each evening at around 11 P.M., Luqman Stroud and his brother Aje drive a van through the streets of Brownsville, New York, searching dumpsters and trash heaps for scrap metal: a broken fridge, a rusty stove—anything that can be sold to a salvage yard. It is an arduous way to make a living: their haul may fetch as little as a penny a pound.
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