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Dear Curious Team,\ I am so curious about all the scrap metal collectors. They are a summer fixture in our neighborhood alleys. I love that the second you put anything out in the alley, it is gone in minutes. It does make my heart break when I think of the beautiful antique dentist chair sitting in my alley that was to heavy to move myself, I went inside and when I came back with help...the chair had already been dismantled and the truck was driving away. I wanted to know is this lucrative? Is it specific to certain neighborhoods? Certain cities? I know it's to make money in the end but is there more to it? I like to think of it as urban recycling- is it?\ \ Thanks for always being inquisitive, interesting & making us think about the random little things around us!\ Jaime

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