Citywide cleanup a boon for those willing to dig for a little urban treasure
Monday, April 16, 2012
Through a steady downpour, Tony Hance eagerly picked up a box containing about 200 baseball cards and placed them in his minivan beside four unopened Leapster games and a variety of other items.
Hance was one of dozens of entrepreneurs out on a rainy Sunday scavenging for valuables from the city’s annual spring cleanup.
“It’s a good hobby, I guess,” said Hance, who was driving around with his girlfriend and two of their younger children and a dog. They don’t bring their older kids because they sometimes spend 12-hour days searching for items, past the bedtimes of their school-aged children.
“I’ve found stereos that are still working. I just found last night a really nice TV, 19 inches or so. And it works great,” he said.
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