Heller Films meets Nelson Molina, the man who’s spent 34 years collecting treasures from the trash.

Nelson always thought it was a waste when good things were thrown away. Working as a trash collector for New York Sanitation, he would find hundreds of interesting items. From toys, to paintings, to books, phones, even games consoles, Nelson was amazed what he would find every day. He knew he couldn’t just let it go to waste, so he started storing the best things that he found in a garage near his home.

Over time, Nelson’s collection grew and grew, meaning that he had to rent more and more garage space. Now, he has over 45,000 items stored in his garage. It started off as a personal project, but now Nelson wants to share his collection with the world, as it’s too good to keep to himself. It’s so fascinating to see the sorts of things that people throw away. This doc proves that the saying is true after all, one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure.

Treasures In The Trash|Nelson Molina|Heller Films|Documentary 

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