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Dumpster Diving Story – Spiders on a Sofa

I was told another dumpster diving story. It’s technically not a binning story, since the item was found on the side of the road; but I thought it was interesting enough to post.

Someone picked up a sofa they found on garbage day, and they had a friend who was nice enough to let them put it in the back of their van to bring back to their home.

When they got in the back of the van they noticed something moving. Or more accurately, lots of something moving. They were spiders. And this person is terrified of spiders.

I’m not sure how this story ended, but I imagine the sofa went back onto the side of the street!


I understand many people are triggered by spiders, so here is a stock image of a spider web!

Out of all the animals you can encounter while dumpster diving, spiders aren’t the worst, but I would rather not come into contact with them.

Not So Good

Sometimes dumpster diving experiences are not so good! Here is one of them…

Someone was going through a bin when they heard someone yelling. They were so startled they almost fell into the dumpster. The person kept on yelling, so they hoisted themselves up and out from the bin. The yelling person wasn’t the owner of the store, or even an employee – it was someone who was upset that they were “stealing my cans”

In Toronto cans go in a blue bin. If people don’t bring them back to the Beer Store they often leave them separate from the bin, so people won’t rifle through the whole bin making a mess to get a few ten cent cans – and this was an industrial sized bin behind a produce store.

dumpster diving, not so good


Have you had some “not so good” experiences? Share your dumpster diving story!