Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno (left) and Eddie Nieves (right) worked together for nearly ten years on the same garbage route in Manhattan’s West Village and became fixtures in the community. After 31 years on the job, Angelo retired. At StoryCorps, he talked with Eddie about the unexpected lessons he learned along the way and what he still misses about the job.

Click here to watch “Clean Streets,” the StoryCorps animated short of Angelo and Eddie’s story.

Originally aired September 3, 2010, on NPR’s Morning Edition.