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Beetham Landfill 002.jpg- "Plaits" prepares the sorting area for material at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 008.jpg- "Plaits" prepares the sorting area for material at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 011.jpg- The view to the West of Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 013.jpg- The Beetham Dump
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Beetham Landfill 015.jpg- “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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Beetham Landfill 018.jpg- A load of packaged materials leaves on a truck for recycling
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Beetham Landfill 020.jpg- Sanitizing solution at Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 022.jpg- Separating copper wire and battery storage Ossie "Fats" Stout's base of operations at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 025.jpg- “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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Beetham Landfill 032.jpg- “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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Beetham Landfill 034.jpg- “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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Beetham Landfill 038.jpg- Scrap paper gathered for recycling.
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Beetham Landfill 045.jpg- “Ninjaman” tears apart an old calendar to prepare it for recycling. Bags of prepared paper are stacked behind him.
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Beetham Landfill 050.jpg- Scrap paper awaiting separation into recyclable items.
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Beetham Landfill 053.jpg- Rigged radio at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 054.jpg- Ossie "Fats" Stout walks through a clearing used by workers who sort and prepare materials at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 055.jpg- The work settlement at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 060.jpg- 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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Beetham Landfill 062.jpg- 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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Beetham Landfill 063.jpg- 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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Beetham Landfill 068.jpg- Refreshment station in the separation work area at the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 069.jpg- Bulldozer at the Beetham dump.
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Beetham Landfill 070.jpg- “Choi Sin” works the frontline at the dump site, pulling bottles from the fetid bags quickly before another load arrives.
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Beetham Landfill 077.jpg- Sifting through freshly dumped garbage for recyclable items.
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Beetham Landfill 080.jpg- New salvage material, freshly collected waste, tumbles from the back of a dump truck.
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Beetham Landfill 086.jpg- New salvage material, freshly collected waste, tumbles from the back of a dump truck.
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Beetham Landfill 089.jpg- Corbeaux at the dump site at Beetham.
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Beetham Landfill 093.jpg- Aluminium tins gathered for recycling
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Beetham Landfill 097.jpg- Ossie “Fats” Stout at the dumpsite where the materials he will later sort are being gathered.
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Beetham Landfill 099.jpg- Glass bottles gathered for recycling
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Beetham Landfill 102.jpg- Glass bottles gathered for recycling
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Beetham Landfill 107.jpg- Ossie "Fats" Stout at his base of operations in the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 113.jpg- “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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Beetham Landfill 122.jpg- Ossie "Fats" Stout at his home just across the highway from the Beetham Dump.
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Beetham Landfill 128.jpg- Ossie Stout's son and his product at their Beetham Estate home.
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