Poverty in Indonesia wasn’t only happened because of weakness of people for accessing owned chances only. Outsides that, the poverty of people grow because of unblosoming cultural work ethos in the people it self.It can be seen in preparation which is owned by migrant before migrating to the city. Sometime this preparation becomes 2nd, even never being brathered by migrant. Although capital, education degree, skill, compability, mental and culture readiness are important factor as basic at migrating to big city such as Surabaya. The habbit of ignoring preparation of urbanization has made the migrans coming at informal sector. This research is qualitative with fenomenology approach of Alfred Schutz about subjective action from the actor which emerge from consideration procces for condition social. Culture theory of poverty by Oscar Lewis and jembel village of Charles Adam which is used for identifying poverty culture form of scavangers in Kebonsari, Surabaya. This research used two types triangulation as analytical technis, such as information triangulation and theory triangulation. The result is formed as culture which passed down from generation to generation in slums. That culture is consisted such as depending on wholeseller/collector, short of childhood, low participation and integration in social system, and slum region which is creating bilateralism correlation.