Some BX residents forced to collect cans to get by

The difficult times caused by the economic downturn are forcing some Bronx residents to collect cans and bottles to put food on the table.Many area

THE BRONX - The difficult times caused by the economic downturn are forcing some Bronx residents to collect cans and bottles to put food on the table.

Many area residents say it is a sign of the times. One man says he recently saw a former coworker have to resort to collecting cans.

Residents getting by this way say it is a numbers game, with the ability to make $120 daily a reasonable possibility. However, most who collect cans aren't able to make that much.

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