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"Plaits" prepares the sorting area for material at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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"Plaits" prepares the sorting area for material at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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The view to the West of Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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The Beetham Dump

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“Fish” kills time between sorting operations sweeping the constantly moving rubbish away from their workspace.at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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A load of packaged materials leaves on a truck for recycling

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Sanitizing solution at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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Separating copper wire and battery storage Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.

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“Plaits”, another worker on Fats’ crew with the same name, specialises in mechanicals, particularly separating copper coils from a starter motor.

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“Plaits”, another worker on Fats’ crew with the same name, specialises in mechanicals, particularly separating copper coils from a starter motor.

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“Fish” takes a time out to prune his nails in the tiny shack that houses the personal amenities of Fats’ workers.

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Scrap paper gathered for recycling.

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“Ninjaman” tears apart an old calendar to prepare it for recycling. Bags of prepared paper are stacked behind him.

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Scrap paper awaiting separation into recyclable items.

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Rigged radio at the Beetham Dump.

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Ossie "Fats" Stout walks through a clearing used by workers who sort and prepare materials at the Beetham Dump.

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The work settlement at the Beetham Dump.

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Twenty-six, also known as the Doctor of Metal, is famous for separating any piece of metal from another with his hands and an iron rod.

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Twenty-six, also known as the Doctor of Metal, is famous for separating any piece of metal from another with his hands and an iron rod.

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After ten years of working at the landfill, Fats (right) and his colleague don’t bother with shoes when they work.

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Refreshment station in the separation work area at the Beetham Dump.

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Bulldozer at the Beetham dump.

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“Choi Sin” works the frontline at the dump site, pulling bottles from the fetid bags quickly before another load arrives.

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Sifting through freshly dumped garbage for recyclable items.

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New salvage material, freshly collected waste, tumbles from the back of a dump truck.

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New salvage material, freshly collected waste, tumbles from the back of a dump truck.

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Corbeaux at the dump site at Beetham.

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Aluminium tins gathered for recycling

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Ossie “Fats” Stout at the dumpsite where the materials he will later sort are being gathered.

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Glass bottles gathered for recycling

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Glass bottles gathered for recycling

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Ossie "Fats" Stout at his base of operations in the Beetham Dump.

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“Plaits”, another worker on Fats’ crew with the same name, specialises in mechanicals, particularly separating copper coils from a starter motor.

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Ossie "Fats" Stout at his home just across the highway from the Beetham Dump.

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Ossie Stout's son and his product at their Beetham Estate home.