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San Francisco Garbage Collector Has His Ups and Downs

Dave Franzoia, 54, offers simple advice to collecting garbage from San Francisco's Telegraph Hill: "You just put it out of your head, you just do your job," the veteran Recology garbage collector said sagely.

The advice doesn't fully illuminate much of the cliffhangers of Franzoia’s job - hauling trash bins up and down sprawling stairways on the city’s famous hill - where roads sometimes don’t reach.