Tim has lived in Vancouver about 10 years, and has been a binner or trapper for 2 years. He finds bottles and cans and takes them to the recycle station at Hastings and Carol Street.
He has some family in Alberta but no children.
About 10 years ago he went cold turkey off alcohol and pot; he tried to go to school, but had a nervous breakdown and was in a mental institution for a number of years. He says the mental institution was O.K. But he wishes things were different. He suffers insomnia and can’t keep a job because of anger control issues, which come from a lack of sleep.