View Poll Results: Have you ever done any dumpster diving?

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  • Yes, I do regularly, and have done it for many years

    2 5.13%
  • Yes, occasionally, now and for many years.

    3 7.69%
  • Yes, just recently.

    2 5.13%
  • Yes, routinely in the past, but not now.

    2 5.13%
  • Yes, occasionally in the past, but not now.

    1 2.56%
  • I have done it just once or twice,

    3 7.69%
  • I have never done it

    17 43.59%
  • I have found a few goodies in trash and dumpsters

    6 15.38%
  • I have found lots of goodies in trash and dumpsters.

    1 2.56%
  • Dumpster diving is filthy, count me out.

    9 23.08%
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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    With the economy sliding into depression, people are searching for new ways to make ends meet.

    One way is to recycle other people's trash.

    www.amazon.com/art-science-dumpster-diving


    Have any of you ever done any dumpster diving, either recently or way back into the past?
    Yeah, in the early '90s, I used to hang out with a bunch of squatters (or "crusties" as they were called then).*
    Actually, they were just a bunch of homeless dope fiend kids, but I hung out with them quite a bit for awhile, so yeah I've dumpster-dived.
    But it's been a pretty long time.
    We lived on campus (although we weren't students), so every time a semester ended, we'd score some hella good stuff out of the trash, because the students would move out and throw all their stuff away, some of it brand new, even still with price tags.
    Right after Christmas, too, we'd get some pretty good scores.


    * Um, like these guys, I guess: Crusties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    A big hell ****ing no.

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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    When I was a kid my dad and I would drive around the industrial parts of Toronto and he would lower me into the bins after hours to look for furniture or hardwood that had been discarded. I was never put into gross waste like rotting food, but still, it was pretty ghetto of him.

    In my university days I got most of my stuff from craigs list. I was in and out of the country a lot so I just needed disposable stuff for my home. Some day I'll probably have a more permanent home with nice furniture but for now I could care less. My stuff suits my needs and because it holds little meaning for me I feel a greater sense of freedom if I want to go traveling again.

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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Ive went dumpster diving for evidence or for investigation purposes.

    I've also went dumpster diving looking for fleeing suspects

    Also, searching some people's cars is the equivalent to dumpster diving.
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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    A big hell ****ing no.
    I guess I can understand that some people would consider recycling/reusing/repurposing - and thus helping to preserve our fragile eco-systems - the most disgusting and tacky thing an individual could do. I expect that those folks prefer to spend their valuable free time floating down pristine rivers that the rest of us help to keep clean.
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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I guess I can understand that some people would consider recycling/reusing/repurposing - and thus helping to preserve our fragile eco-systems - the most disgusting and tacky thing an individual could do. I expect that those folks prefer to spend their valuable free time floating down pristine rivers that the rest of us help to keep clean.
    Ouch.

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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I guess I can understand that some people would consider recycling/reusing/repurposing - and thus helping to preserve our fragile eco-systems - the most disgusting and tacky thing an individual could do. I expect that those folks prefer to spend their valuable free time floating down pristine rivers that the rest of us help to keep clean.
    Probably want to try again.

    Most of the **** I own is second hand. I have no ****ing problem with thrift shops, yard sales, or goodwill. Reusing/recycling is NOT dumpster diving.

    But, I would have to be REALLY desperate, like starving desperate, like on the verge of death, to go jump in a ****ing maggot and rat filled dumpster and drag out some dirty ass ****.

    You want to do that, go right ahead. I'll continue to find it utterly repulsive and disgusting.

    And I don't think I ever ****ing saw you on my rivers rowing rafts full of garbage as we cleaned up the shoreline multiple times a year. And I'm guessing I'll likely not see you as I donate my weekends flying to the coast to helping clean up the oil soaked coastlines of Louisiana and Mississippi. (if they call on me, I've put myself on multiple lists to be called) Let me know if you were there though, and I'll be sure to apologize.
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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Probably want to try again.

    Most of the **** I own is second hand. I have no ****ing problem with thrift shops, yard sales, or goodwill. Reusing/recycling is NOT dumpster diving.

    But, I would have to be REALLY desperate, like starving desperate, like on the verge of death, to go jump in a ****ing maggot and rat filled dumpster and drag out some dirty ass ****.

    You want to do that, go right ahead. I'll continue to find it utterly repulsive and disgusting.

    And I don't think I ever ****ing saw you on my rivers rowing rafts full of garbage as we cleaned up the shoreline multiple times a year. And I'm guessing I'll likely not see you as I donate my weekends flying to the coast to helping clean up the oil soaked coastlines of Louisiana and Mississippi. (if they call on me, I've put myself on multiple lists to be called) Let me know if you were there though, and I'll be sure to apologize.
    An incongruous attitude, it would seem, seeing as how you're an aficionado of/ participant in Burning Man.
    I would've thought you'd be onboard with the whole philosophy of money-free living.

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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    No, but I did see a homeless guy get a full meal out of trash cans at the CNN center once.

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    Re: Have you ever been dumpster diving?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    An incongruous attitude, it would seem, seeing as how you're an aficionado of/ participant in Burning Man.
    I would've thought you'd be onboard with the whole philosophy of money-free living.
    What does burning man have to do with sifting through maggot infested, rotten garbage? I don't recall doing any of that during my burn weekends. I do recall, however, graciously donating whiskey to the bar, food and water to people who needed it, and partaking in what other people were donating. I don't recall anyone sifting through any garbage cans, though. I probably would have vomited if they had

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