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Malone started dumpster diving nine years ago, when he was working at a lower-level corporate security job.

May 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Matt Malone doesn’t mind being called a professional dumpster diver. He tells me this a little after 2 am on the morning of July 7 as we cruise the trash receptacles behind the stores of a shopping center just off the Capital of Texas Highway in Austin. Given the image that conjures, though, it’s worth pointing […]

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Go to College for Dumpster Diving

April 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Are you interested in going to college for dumpster diving? You should be! No, not for a degree. We’re talking about going to college to take advantage of the annual campus exodus: move out day. Move Out Day At the end of the spring semester, college administrators issue a required move out date for campus […]

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Be a Food Waste Warrior

March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ending world hunger may seem like a lofty goal, but small contributions can have a big impact. In the United States it is estimated we throw away as much at 50% of the food we produce. We produce enough food to feed nearly double our population, but 50 million Americans continue to live with hunger. […]

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Take Note – Keep a Journal to Track Your Finds

February 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

You probably already know how to prepare for a trip to the dumpster, but what comes after? You may clean and reuse, repurpose or resell your finds, but do you make a habit if reviewing them? Dumpster Debrief Design critiques, debriefings and after action reports are all valuable tools. While each is unique, they are […]

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Dumpster of Misfit Toys

January 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Holiday Season generally means gifts aplenty. Now that Christmas is over, new and unused items that were unwanted gifts turn the average dumpster into a treasure chest. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes easier for people to toss unwanted gifts in the rubbish than it is to return or exchange them at a store. And, even when […]

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Don’t Judge Trash by It’s Bin

December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Regardless of how much time and planning you put into selecting dumpsters, you are bound to have disappointments from time to time. Before you look at a dumpster or trash bin and label it a let down, look a little deeper. Expect it to Look Like Trash You carefully selected a dumpster at a specific […]

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