Riding home last night I passed this trio sorting and bagging returnables. A pedestrian in the bike lane had stopped to take a picture so I stopped as well. He figured they had a $1000 there, I figured more like $200. He said no way. I rode away only to return and talk to them. This score took over 3 days, 3 carts, and many many miles of glove covered hands reaching into garbage bin after garbage bin. It looks like so much but they figured it was close to $300, only $100 each. Remember when Guiliani wanted to tax bottle collectors for making too much money? Too much money based on our laziness!
It takes a lot of work for 5¢ to add up to anything substantial.