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I took this photo using my cell phone in the first day of work in 2020, in those days pandemic was far from my homeland. This was the first day of work of our new mayor too, the first who was born in this town.
Borraz髉olis has many trucks for garbage, here we can see the older, taking the mixed and organic trash. We have a central for trash recyclin located 5 km far from the city, some people of the cooperative comes to the town to take garbage with another truck, they take the separated paper, metal, glass and plastic. Of course this job isn't perfect an many local people don't separate the trash correctly at their homes, mixing recycled trash with the organic one, that isn't recycled yet and it is buried.
In the past the job of garbageman was considered as a shame, nowadays they have privileges as shorter period of work and the salary is one of the better in the basic municipal public system.
Here we have them in physical risk, because the truck has no security for them and few weeks before this photo a worker fell down and was smashed by the truck wheels. After covid-19 the risk was worst. I believe they are the real (VIP).
This made me remember when I was a little boy and the garbagemen used an old cart with an old mule to take off the garbage and I remember the poor public animal was having an attack and fainted and the workers to reanimate it stopped in a shop and gave them a little of salty water of olives.
If you see with attention you will se a bus in the bus station ahead, since pandemic my town lost this service, because it doesn't bring profit to the bus companies.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12541 W: 174 N: 25419] (109315)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-02
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-09-10 1:22
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