There’s a Trash Museum in this NYC Sanitation Garage on the Upper East Side

Hidden on the second floor of an East Harlem sanitation garage lies one of New York City’s most fascinating art galleries. This carefully curated assortment of oddities is not the work of any acclaimed art collector though. Instead, this breath-taking collection of odds and ends, named “The Treasures in the Trash Museum,” was compiled by a sanitation worker over the course of 33 years on the job. In other words, this is a museum full of trash. (…) Although sanitation workers are normally forbidden from confiscating trash on the job, the collection eventually got the okay from the department hierarchy and co-workers alike, not to mention coverage in the New York Times. Since then, the second floor of the garage has been deemed unsuitable to support the weight of garbage trucks and the collection has proliferated as a result.

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