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Obsolete Occupations of the Netherlands© Cor Snabel
Dump worker (beltwerker)Every town had its own rubbish dump and some people actually worked there. They sorted out the garbage according to the materials and looked for useful things. They found so much, that regulations were issued about how to deal with this. The dump workers were not allowed to keep any object they found; they were searched thoroughly when they left. If some silverware was missing from the house of a merchant, the maid was send to the dump and the dump workers were alerted. Often the missing piece was found and returned to the rightful owner. The tips, which were custom in these situations, were collected and split up at the end of the year.
Twice a year all the sorted materials were sold by subscription, like bricks, iron, copper, zinc, lead, glass, rags, even faeces for the ammonia production. What was left was sold as compost. Letís face it; the Dutchman was a merchant all the way.
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