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Dumpster Diving Comic

“Embarrassing Comics” came out with this dumpster diving comic – though you don’t really need to dive in when the stuff is sitting right on top.

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Lots of people including Seinfeld make fun of people who dumpster dive – but is dumpster diving really something to be embarrassed about?

I’ve found drinks, donuts and other brand new stuff sitting right on the top of the garbage. Have you found anything good on the top of a dumpster or can? Submit your story!

 

Dumpster Diving Fanfiction

Did you know that dumpster diving fanfiction was a thing? If you didn’t, I was among your ranks until recently.

Some are funny, like this one where “Luke goes dumpster diving aboard the Death Star and discovers the truth about his father” and others have a romantic or dramatic twist.

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Next time you go on a dumpster dive, why not write a work of art about it? You and some friends could collaborate and make a zine!

Dumpster Diving Privilege

Lots of people go dumpster diving without really thinking about why others might not dumpster dive, beyond “they think it’s dirty” or “they have money”

There is privilege attached to dumpster diving, and weird-mcgee does a great job at showing that through the power of art.

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Tips for dumpster diving

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#1 – Be able bodied

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#2 – Don’t have mental health issues to do with cleanliness

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#3 – Don’t belong to a culture where eating such food is unacceptable

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#4 – Have the sort of job where it doesn’t matter if you’re arrested

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#5 – Have the class privilege to know you won’t be arrested

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#6 – Don’t have religious or health based dietary restrictions

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Go dumpster diving!

What do you think about this list of privileges attached to dumpster diving? Is this the first time you’ve really thought about this?

Dumpster Diving Button

I thought it would be fun to make a dumpster diving button.

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“High five! From one diver to another”

This pin-back button was made from this free online button making designer. Don’t think you can do art? Try this out! Do you want to make your own pin-back buttons? Check out People Power Press for button making supplies, as well as pre-made dumpster dive buttons.

Dumpster Art

Showing some Dumpster Art, after taking a hiatus…

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Beautiful Native art, on what to many is a less than beautiful canvass.

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What appears to be stencil art of a skull.

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Remember the cartoon Garfield? This dumpster art is an awesome take – and hopefully you can find some goodies while dumpster diving to use in a lasagna!