PHOTOS: The Scavengers

Maria Armie Sheila Garde visited the Inayawan landfill and got to know some of the landfill’s keepers. Take a look of the photos she took in one of her visits.

While some people go out of town on a holiday, scavengers work 24 hours at the Cebu City's Inayawan landfill.
While some people go out of town on a holiday, scavengers work 24 hours at the Cebu City’s Inayawan landfill.
The members of the Barangay Inayawan Scavengers Association (BISA) work hand in hand to segregate recyclables from biodegradable and other non-biodegradable wastes at the Cebu City's Inayawan landfill.
The members of the Barangay Inayawan Scavengers Association (BISA) work hand in hand to segregate recyclables from biodegradable and other non-biodegradable wastes at the Cebu City’s Inayawan landfill.
A woman scavenger picks tin cans from the unsegregated bunch of garbage at the Inayawan landfill.
A woman scavenger picks tin cans from the unsegregated bunch of garbage at the Inayawan landfill.
A hand of a woman scavenger that segregates recyclabes at the Inayawan landfill.
A hand of a woman scavenger that segregates recyclabes at the Inayawan landfill.
A group of women surround the unsegregated bunch of garbage at the Inayawan landfill to pick cans, aluminums and plastic bottles.
A group of women surround the unsegregated bunch of garbage at the Inayawan landfill to pick cans, aluminums and plastic bottles.
In the middle of the sackloads of segregated garbage is a single chair where some of the scavengers take turn to sit.
In the middle of the sackloads of segregated garbage is a single chair where some of the scavengers take turn to sit.
Flies rest on the arm and legs of a scavenger who is resting at the Inayawan landfill.
Flies rest on the arm and legs of a scavenger who is resting at the Inayawan landfill.
Toting Lagahay, who has been working at the Inayawan landfill for 32 years, waits for the truck that will carry the segregated materials.
Toting Lagahay, who has been working at the Inayawan landfill for 32 years, waits for the truck that will carry the segregated materials.
Two young scavengers carry a sackload of recyclables from the Inayawan landfill.
Two young scavengers carry a sackload of recyclables from the Inayawan landfill.
The scavengers load their 'harvest' to a garbage truck for weighing.
The scavengers load their ‘harvest’ to a garbage truck for weighing.
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