NY garbage collector opens museum, includes University of Chicago diploma

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NEW YORK -- They say don't bring your work home with you, but a garbage man in New York just couldn't help himself.

Nelson Molina is a retired sanitation worker, who spent 33-years building his collection.

Now, he's turned it into a museum.

He tells WPIX he can't believe some of the things people threw away, including a University of Chicago diploma. It's one of two diplomas he found, belonging to Katherine Parker Salisbury.

Molina says she is welcome to have them back, as is anyone who comes to the museum and can prove they once owned the items.

The museum is not open to the public.

Tours are given several times each month, to people who sign up through the sanitation department's website.

 

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