A life of grime in New York

Unsung job is more dangerous than police work and firefighting. Welcome to the rubbish collectors' life

    They are the unsung heroes of the United States  - the men and women who pick up the rubbish. Their job is more dangerous than that of police or firefighters – and just as essential to the running of a city. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey takes a ride with a New York crew.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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