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REAL GLEANING IN NEO - SOCIETY DISMANTLING ITSELF
Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Wed, 01/11/2006 - 16:44.
Picking away at the carcass – an aerial feat off Woodland @ Broadway. But all around NEO you’ll see this taking place. First the low hanging fruit is plucked – off the houses and garages. The highest fruit is left ‘til last. Still a little green aluminum left for the next picker here.
Stripping an entire house takes lots of initiative - and physical skills. Stripping aluminum siding off the third floor puts you about 30+ feet in the air. On top of that, I’ll bet the job proceeded in the dark and without the benefit of a ladder. Then the long awkward siding strips need to be carted to the junkie – without a pick up truck this would be difficult. I wonder who would cover the bills if someone fell and was injured?
Painted aluminum siding doesn’t bring the best money. Clean aluminum extrusions – like street light poles and aluminum storm window frames – bring in the best money – right now about $1.00/lb. And there is poor state regulation of junk yards - so scale tricks and down grading of the scrap often abuses the person bringing the scrap in for sale. It is a tough business.
Is our society taking itself apart?
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