Collecting Cans Together

Kenneth and Melinda collecting cans. Photo by Eric Drachman/KCRW

Kenneth and Melinda live in Venice. They're engaged and happy and have what they need to live on, but as Melinda says, "There's no such thing as spare change." Together, they collect cans and bottles from the street to sell at the recycling centers. It gives them a little extra money and they also just enjoy the adventure of it. And besides that, occasionally they find "prizes", like TVs or other valuable items that were left out on the street



Eric Drachman