A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for VICE about Yellowknife's Solid Waste Facility and the people who salvage there. You can read that story here. I spent a few days at the dump talking to people and getting a general sense of why the YK Solid Waste Facility is important to so many. The dump is a place to find very good items - trash that really isn't trash at all. Some of it is used for art, some for their homes, some is refurbished and resold. It's also said that salvaging is a forward-thinking, green, and effective way to recycle items while at the same time adding character and culture to the city. While I was there working on this story I took a lot of portraits and I was happy to get some insight into the salvaging world. Only a few photos made the article due to space so I thought I'd post the portraits of everyone else I met. Enjoy.