Recycler, Bogota

Recycler, or reciclador, Bogota
Recycler, or reciclador, Bogota

No matter where you are in the Colombian capital –and countless other places around the world– you’ll never be too far from a man like this one, a recycler, or reciclador, picking through garbage and recycling trash that hasn’t been separated — which is most of it.

Those who do critically important jobs like this deserve everyone’s gratitude and admiration. They have mine.


Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 847th straight, was snapped on 6 August 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.



  1. I saw a movie about people who pick through trash as a livelihood. I think is a Wasteland, shot in Rio de Janeiro. Excellent film.

    1. Thanks — will look for it. There have been others on the theme, from many parts of the world. In Colombia the recicladores were finally recognized as a workforce a few years ago, so have access to same benefits as those employed in other more ‘mainstream’ occupations.

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