For 34 years, New York Sanitation worker, Nelson Molina collected items in the trash on his route in East Harlem. Over 45,000 items, all catalogued and organized on the second floor of the M11 garage. Nelson retired from the job in 2015, but comes to the garage routinely to check in on his “museum.” The collection is not open to the public since it is in an active garage, but our hope is to get a proper space with the help of this film. Please visit to donate! “Treasures in the Trash” A film by Nicolas Heller Starring Nelson Molina Directed by Nicolas Heller Cinematography by Joe Bressler Produced by Charlie Eisenbach Edited by Lucas Lobe Music Supervision by Falside Sound Mix by Bobb Barito Color by Joe Bressler Titles by Greg Matesich Illustrations by Cleofus Special thanks to Foundation for New York’s Strongest  DSNY Chief Mellis Julie Raskin Maggie Lee  Michael Marrero Ricardo Dash  Anthony Winstead Nelson Molina Jr.  Zorick Johnson ONLY NY & Cigarettes