Got up at 3:00 AM on weekends, right after the bars closed up, and picked up bottles and beer cans to recycle.
All the time. Get resourceful.
I have picked cans out of garbage
bins and taken them to the depot.
I have NEVER panhandled...and I will say to any able bodied male or female who has there hand out
"Go pick some cans..like I DO"
Lots of times. I got resourceful and creative and always survived