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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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Dumpster Diving could save the World

July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Their figures vindicate what I (along with many environmentalists) have thought but have been loathe to say, that the biggest effect any of us can have on the planet is rated by the number of progeny we leave. I read a lot about humans’ influence on the world (mostly bad) and what we can do […]

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Dumpster Diving Growing in Popularity in America

June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

As construction projects continue to pop up with increasing regularity in cities across America, the number of hidden treasures you can find are also increasing. It’s always important to dumpster dive safely and legally in your area! Some of the treats you can find range from discarded metal to food and wooden pallets that can […]

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