Cuban Trash has No Value

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I walked by a trash bin in the Central Park of Havana.

Trash Bin in center of Havana Park

Havana Habana Cuba Thursday, December 10, 2009
Centro Habana
By Andres Hidalgo with editing
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I see two aluminum cans, I instantly think money. In Colombia, a can is money. Who leaves money sitting around? Maybe there is no way to sell this, or maybe they are so rich, they will not try to sell it.

Cuban Trash has No Value

Motorcycle Bob

Or maybe the people with money throw out, and the people without scavange from the bin.

I spent a bit of time with people that live in Boston. We would put cans and bottles with the deposit labels on them next to or on top of the trash cans. It was a real pain to get the deposits back for small amounts and by putting the cans on top it told the street people that there were no cans IN the trash. That way, they would not dig through it, making a mess. A plus for everyone involved.

Bob L