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Dumpster Diving

August 10th, 2006 at 08:31 am

I have been pondering this one for awhile.

Dumpster diving is frowned upon in looked at negatively in the eyes of many but I think that there are many positives:

Good for the enviroment - reuse & recycle

One man's trash is another man's treasure

Sometimes mass-merchants throw away things that are perfectly good as part of their returns process. Instead of it going into a landfill you could actually make a profit on it.

I might be looking at dumpsters in a new way? Keep you posted.

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7 Responses to “Dumpster Diving”

  1. fern Says:

    It's funny that people will dig thru trash to come up with finds, but i've been trying for a week to give away a perfectly good computer monitor (i bought a flat screen) without luck.

    No one on my local freecycle wanted it and now i've offered it to 2 schools and still no bites.

  2. sarah4554 Says:

    That is really weird I have never heard of a school turning down computer equipment??

    Somebody would probably steal it from you but when it is free nobody wants it!!

    Have you tried Craigslist.org?

  3. Saving in So Cal Says:

    Nothing against dumpster diving, but you should check the local ordinances for where you intend to dive beforehand. A lot of US cities have ordinances against it. It's not typically the kind of thing that would land you in jail, but could result in a $100-$200 fine.

  4. sarah4554 Says:

    Thanks for the info. I guess I should check into for my town/state

  5. jacquelynrose Says:

    I LOVE DUMPSTER DIVING! Big Grin My mom happens to be the QUEEN of Dumpster Diving. We haven't done it in a long time though. Frown Favorite Pass time, did it when I lived in Vegas and a few times here in Utah too.


  6. MsSuperSaver Says:

    I just Googled "dumpster diving" and there appears to be hundreds of people who think it's a great idea...even some "how to" articles. Let us know how it works out for you!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'd be careful poking around in the trash. Aside from the assumed health hazards, you wouldn't want to get cut by something and get tetanus or poked with a needle. Maybe take stuff off the top but actually getting in and digging around? Yuck. And Eww. Some people pitch cat litter and other things you don't want to get into. Toxiplasmosis, anyone?

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