Have you seen anything interesting on the side of a dumpster (or inside a dumpster) lately? Send your photos!
Dumpster diving is sometimes seen as a sign of mental illness. Though it is true some people who have experience with the mental health system dumpster dive, there are lots of people who dumpster dive.
It’s problematic to put dumpster diving – which is often seen as something “dirty” or “wrong” – alongside people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder (which is another problematic term!)
What is truly “crazy” is how much stuff is wasted, and how people don’t see a problem with throwing out stuff that can be reused.
Here’s an interesting Dumpster Diving Animal.
Do you see them? Look close… Praying Mantis is praying for some good finds!
Ever seen any interesting looking dumpster logos?
This American dumpster company incorporates happy faces into their logo.
When is “tis the season” for the best dumpster diving?
Do you have favourite food you tend to find at a certain time of year, like berries or apples? Is there food that you find goes bad more quickly in hotter months, like cheese? Winter is like a natural freezer!
Beautiful bouquet of flowers in and around the dumpster. I wonder if this would mask the smell of the bin when you’re dumpster diving…
If not, you can always wear a gasmask…
Foundation Projects goes to different cities and takes found materials, then places them in a dumpster which is created into a home.
The structure is not permanent like this dumpster home – but the project does help open peoples minds about what is considered a home, what we classify as trash, and what we can do to reduce waste of resources and space.