Re: Recollections of Sunset Scavenger & Golden Gate Scavenger weekly pickups

01/23/18 - posted by JohnK

I enjoyed the article on the Sunset Scavengers. Living in the Sunset that was who provided our service. After reading the article on Sunday I was struck by the fact that no one today uses the word scavengers. A term and job title that is lost to another era. Second I remember them collecting the bill door to door and pulling out a huge wad of bills to make change. I cannot imagine anyone today going door to door with that cash in their pocket! Last, these were tough strong men picking up those huge steel cans and loading them into the trucks.

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