Garbage Picker or Sanitation Provider?

Was on my home from a long night around 3 or 4am. It’s typhoon season here and it started pouring rain. I walked up through Soho using the escalator system to avoid getting soaked. At my street I needed to run, but I waited for a few minutes to see if the rain would subside. (It didn’t!) While I was waiting I took out my camera and took a few shots. One was of the water cascading down the stairs leading up the hill. Another one was of this sanitation worker who was picking up the spilled trash outside of 7-11. They are doing their thing all day long. There are no garbage trucks in my neighborhood. The government hires workers to take trash to collection points. They put all of the bags that people leave on the sidewalk on carts, and move them to the larger bins at the collection point about 3 blocks away. Very effective system. The streets are almost always clean.

Sanitation worker during typhoon rain

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