For a while I've suspected that inside most recycling and waste workers hides an artist, waiting for a chance to climb out and wow the world.
Last year, Waste & Recycling News Senior Reporter Jim Johnson, went "On The Job" with Pedro Da Paz, a recycling manager in New Jersey by day and an accomplished painter by night.
Now comes this story out of Hamburg, Germany, of the Trashcam Project, in which garbage workers use dumpsters to create astonishingly beautiful works of photographic art.
By drilling a tiny hole in a dumpster and affixing photo paper inside, the workers have created a unique -- and mobile -- pinhole camera.
The technology is ancient and crude, but results are beautiful.
Check out more photos are the Trashcam Project's Flickr page.
Read more about the project here.