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“As the saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’”

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John Roos, a soil and crop science major and organic agriculture minor, searches for goodies in his neighborhood dumpster. According to Roos, in addition to using his findings for personal projects he also recycles and composts items that he finds.
Late at night amidst the trash bags, pizza boxes and broken bottles, some people are doing their grocery shopping.

Dumpster diving is an alternative lifestyle for people passionate about eliminating waste in America and in Fort Collins.

“It’s really amazing to me that I can resource all the things that I need in life just from the excess and waste of others,” said Johnny Roos, junior soil and crop sciences major. “As the saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’”

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