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I Dived in a Varner Bros Dumpster in Bakersfield CA

July 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Varner Bros., Inc. is dedicated to improving our community and our industry by providing professional services based on strong moral and ethical standards. These standards not only define how we conduct business, but also defines our commitment to our customers, vendors, and employees. Varner Bros., Inc. has been a proud staple in the Bakersfield community […]

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Dumpster Diver Creates Little Free Libraries

July 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The advantage of these little libraries are that neighbors meet neighbors through them and in a way, they are sharing more than just neighborly visits. Books are being shared that were read by neighbors who are now sharing the books with fellow neighbors. It would be interesting to see what books are being shared in […]

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Police Officers Dumpster Dive Too

July 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

“A couple cops over there are going through the trash cans looking for the murder weapon,” Jackpot dumpster diver diving haul at the DEA cops dumpster. I score $1,500 worth of micro-cassettes, 35mm film, copper wire, tape players, police sirens, new antennas and other scrap metal items in the trash. Dumpster Diving at the DEA […]

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Dumpster Diving Printable Tip Chart

July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Why are people so dumpster-averse? A few reasons: People don’t believe valuable books are thrown away in mass. People don’t know where to go. People are scared of digging through trash. They actually have to put in work to find dumpster sources (Google won’t help you here.) It’s inconsistent.

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What is a Freegan and how can I gain form it.

July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed. After years of trying to boycott products from unethical […]

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Dumpster Diving and the Law

July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

We aren’t lawyers but this is our best understanding as plain-old US citizens. Dumpster diving is legal in the United States except where prohibited by local regulation. According to a 1988 Supreme Court Ruling (California vs. Greenwood), when a person throws something out, that item is now the public domain. Here is some language from […]

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