that's pedro working the baling machine at the santa barbara recycling center. i was there this morning for a work related task.
tons of alumeenium
i was really taken by all the colorful bales. they are much more vibrant (and stinky) in person. pedro said they are waiting to get trucked to long beach, loaded up on a cargo ship, and sent to china to be recycled.
at $1.25 per pound, that bale should fetch two 60gb color ipods easily.