We got this link from Paul Bellan-Boyer of JCECDC.
â€œKing of the Cans. Meet Eugene Gadsden, a man who makes his living one nickel at a time collecting and redeeming bottles and cans. Through Eugene’s life, we get an insider’s peek at an underground economy in which armies of scavengers pick up some of the $91 million worth of bottle deposits New Yorkers often leave on the streets. Eugene, who has become something of a leader in his field, has collected enough bottles and cans to rent his first apartment, which he’s furnished with treasures found in the trash. We met Eugene through â€˜Picture the Homeless,â€™ a group founded and run by homeless people whose motto is â€˜don’t talk to us, talk with us.â€™â€