Photo by myself at Sixth Avenue and 34th Street, in Midtown.
A woman pushed her cart laden with cans, the other day, waiting for the light to change.
In several US States, bottles and cans can be returned for money, about 5 cents per container. You can return the containers at certain supermarkets.
Most New Yorkers forgo the deposit and recycle the containers. Collecting cans and bottles is a way for some to squeak by with a meagre living.
Related posts: On Collecting Cans and a Rupert Update, Cluttered Sidewalks in the East Village and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.