Sunday, February 21, 2016
A group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large wagon. Location may be the New York City Sanitation Department's East 17th Street facility, or possibly the incinerator at West 47th Street on the Hudson River.
I've really gone down the rabbit hole into sanitation archive mania, but before I give it a rest for a while, here's a Thomas Edison clip from 1903 (1907?).