One man’s trash, the saying goes, is another man’s treasure. That’s certainly true in this series of photographs I made at the Schnitzer Steel recycling facility in Oakland, California. If you reside in the Bay Area and have discarded a can, abandoned an automobile, or dumped an old refrigerator, chances are these items and other recyclables, including old metalwork from replacement projects on the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, ended up at Schnitzer.
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