Show your love for dumpster diving with a dumpster diving button.
This square button says “Dumpster Diver” with a heart pointing up to the dumpster diver wearing the dumpster diving pin-back button.
Do you need a button maker and can’t find one on your dumpster dive runs? Get your own button maker from the fine folks at People Power Press. You won’t find anyone throwing out a button maker from them into the trash, so this is one thing you might need to actually buy!
Just in time for Family Day, here is a video of a dumpster diving family, complete with children. Just their average “trashy afternoon”!
What do you think of young people skipping – and not the kind you do on the playground – and would you consider going on a dumpster dive with family, especially including kids?
Even the little one is getting involved. Precious!
While dumpster diving, I often come across a lot of excess food, but I personally have never seen anything like this.
image from liberationorstarvation.tumblr.com taken while on a dumpster dive
The amount of food waste is super problematic. Imagine how much more of this dumpster full of bread and bananas would go to the landfill if it weren’t for the people who dumpster dove some of it.
Have you ever seen what you would consider beyond excessive amounts of waste? Take a picture of it and submit it. Corporations should be ashamed at creating this amount of stuff!
Ths person, who calls herself Mom the Ebayer, drives around neighbourhoods and goes dumpster diving.
Her dumpster dove goods include brand new games, Cutco knives, designer shoes and bags.
It’s downright disgusting how much stuff people throw in the garbage bin instead of selling or donating it, but at least people like Mom the Ebayer are taking other peoples trash and turning it into treasure.
Rob Greenfield went on a cross-country bike trip across America, and pretty much lived from dumpster diving. He dumpster dove 70% of his food!
“Boy is this dumpster a treasure chest!” – Rob Greenfield
Would you consider making a trip like this? If so, would you go full on freegan, or would you budget some money in for buying food?
You might want to check out this previous entry, which looks at the various barriers faced by people who would want to go skipping but are unable to. It really helps put stuff into perspective, and allows those of us who can and do dumpster dive to recognize it as the awesome privilege it is.
Do you think there’s a stereotypical type of person who goes dumpster diving? No money? No home? No self respect? Not clean?
Think again. Going on a dumpster dive is not “below” anybody.
Check out KE$HA! She’s a dumpster diving celebrity.
I’ve heard from multiple people that it’s common to dumpster dive paper cups from fast food places, which can be refilled at the soda station.
While some of the people dumpster diving for drink cups from are unhoused, some of them do have money for a drink but would rather not give Coca Cola or Mc Donalds their money.
Would you go in the garbage to grab a cup for a pop? Would the fast food place the cup is from have any bearing on your decision? Would you stick your hand in the trash bin, or would you just take a cup that happened to be left on a table?
What does the fox say? Lets go on a dumpster dive!
Zoe Power made this awesome dumpster diving comic:
They are from the UK but are currently staying in Montreal. You can check out more of their art here
Someones mother found a garbage bag full of My Little Pony dolls.
I wonder why someone would throw these out in the trash! I also wonder if any of these things are vintage.
Dumpster dove delight!
Have you found any dolls or other toys while dumpster diving? Ever see anything that was “old” to one person but vintage to you?
Someone found what the describe as “his and hers scooters” – I personally don’t see a difference – while dumpster diving.
dumpster dove scooters
Recreation items are really seasonal, with people tending to throw out stuff like snowboards at the end of winter and bikes when winter hits.
Have you found any sports stuff left out for garbage? Call it a second Christmas – and send us photos of your finds.