The Roma in Belgrade seem to be more
adept at distancing themselves from everyday life without resorting to
begging than in other places. They are the 'recyclers' in town, and one
can often see them picking through the garbage for cardboard to take. People
often separate their clothes, food (like uneaten bread) and other fixable
items and leave them separately when they take out their trash so the Roma
can collect them. They also hold jobs with the city trash collection and
street cleaning crews, as well as small stands at markets around town.