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StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Encore: Longtime Partners Find Treasure Among Trash

In a 2010 StoryCorps conversation, Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves talk about the bond they forged working together to clear garbage in New York City. Both have since retired from sanitation work, but their friendship hasn't gone to waste.

This story originally aired on Sept. 3, 2010, onMorning Edition . (Watch a video of their conversation, above; read their story below.) Angelo Bruno, now 68, retired in 2010, but he was home for two months before he "got an itch" to work again. He now manages six floors of a New York City office building. Eddie Nieves, now 63, retired from sanitationw ork in 2016, and occasionally walks their old route to keep in touch with friends. Bruno and Nieves still keep in contact and get together for dinner every few months.

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