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    Barry Dedomenico of Portland, right, throws a bag of trash into the trash truck as co-worker Mike Wescott gets set to do the same during Saturday trash pickup for Portland Public Works. "It's a good workout," Dedomenico said. "It keeps you busy."

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    Dedomenico gets set to hop off the trash truck. He said he has picked up many unusual items over the years including a boat that someone had been using for a garden.

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    Dedomenico throws a bag of trash into the truck as he holds a discarded Christmas tree. Dedomenico has worked for Portland Public Works for four years. He said on some post-Christmas days he may pick up as many as 60 Christmas trees .

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    Wescott operates the Portland Public Works truck during a Saturday trash pickup shift.

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    Dedomenico grabs a tree in each hand to load into the trash truck.

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    Trash bags are piled on a Portland street, awaiting pickup by members of the public works crew.

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