Anyways, you ought to know more about this fascinating neighborhood. The city of Cairo does not have a formal garbage collection service. The Zabbaleen are the folks who collect, sort and recycle the garbage. They are mostly Coptic Christians (you'll notice some crosses in the photos below) and this is the only occupation that is available to them. Families will typically specialize in a particular type of garbage, sorting it into sellable and unsellable. They use the organic waste to feed and raise pigs. The entire economy of this neighborhood revolves around trash.
Walking around these streets with my camera and my dad's bodyguard didn't seem very appropriate, so all of these photos are shot from within the car. And to top it off, the windows don't roll down so they're pretty crappy. I'm trying to look on the bright side, at least I didn't have to experience the stench of garbage from a city that contains 18 million people.
Those rooms are packed floor to ceiling with garbage.