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.
This Peanuts poster was dumpster dove from someones workplace.
The person isn’t really into dumpster diving, but when they noticed this huge piece of art in the trash, they couldn’t resist. Instead of being in the bottom of a landfill, the Peanuts poster now hangs beautifully on their back fence.
Do you remember the first dumpster dive you did? Tell your story!
This dumpster diving tattoo is on a person who calls themselves DumpsterChef
Would you ever get a dumpster diving tattoo? If so, what sort of image do you think would symbolize dumpster diving to you?
If you want to see more ink check this stuff out.
Dumpster diving animals aren’t just limited to humans.
These bears are going through the garbage – I wouldn’t want to get close to them!
Here’s a couple raccoons getting some helpings from the best eats in the area!
Animals need to find food more than ever, so you might be more likely to encounter other critters while going on a dumpster dive in the winter. If you see one (or more) step back calmly and give them space. After all, they were there first, so it’s only fair 🙂
Dumpster Divine is a short dumpster diving video, created for a challenge by Outtayourbackpack
It’s about a dumpster dive gone wrong. Watch it to see what not to do when skipping with friends, and what can happen if you do!
Do you have any rules when you go dumpster diving with friends? Some people have policies like:
* Share the haul. If there are four bananas and three people, each person should get at least one.
* If there’s an odd amount of something, be nice with the booty. If your friend really likes strawberries, let them have it, and they will give you something else or let you have the next batch of berries you find.
* If you take too much to eat, give it to non freegans or others you didn’t go dumpster diving with (I’d recommend telling them where you got it from, so they can make their own informed decision on whether to eat it or not)