Blog Posts - Dumpster Diving



RAGS & RICHES: The culture shock of food waste vs. resource reclamation

Reverse culture shock can be more challenging to deal with than culture shock itself. That shock is amplified depending how different the place you’re travelling to is […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [htt...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 31, 2016

Getting a jump on Dumpster Diving season 2015!

It's finals week here in B-town and that means all of the students will soon be packing up and heading out of our little town. It also means that these wasteful new Zombies will be throwing out all of the stuff that they don't want to, or simply can'...

Friday Link Love | 17th October

Content by Erin Brooks. I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe Friday has rolled around again so soon. This week has been all about Fair Food... The post Friday Link Love | 17th October appeared first on she cooks, she gardens.
by she cooks, she gardens on Oct 16, 2014

This Dumpster season is officially closed.

Dirty blue dumpster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)As the students roll back in for the 2014-2015 tour of duty, and the last of the Summer students head off into the mysterious futures of their lives, the alley ways and dumpsters here in B-town yield the l...

Pricked Conscience

Thank you for all your prayers, thoughts, concern, love. After I abandoned my dysfunctional brother on the streets of Fort Collins and drove the 1000 miles back to where I am caring for my 97-year-old father, all I could do was weep. I felt terrible...
by Bertram's Blog on Aug 8, 2014

Trash Life Baby!.

I have been pedaling and patrolling the back alleys of B-town in search of that trash that could be my treasure. Here are some of the more interesting items that were rescued from the landfill.A weird bird creature made from wire and  beer bottl...

Hello Dumpster.

I saw these awesome little house slippers sticking out of the dumpster the other day and I just had to pull my bike over and fish them out. Nothing wrong with them that a little visit to the local laundry can't fix. I knew just the person who would a...

People Dumpster Diving for Marijuana to Make Money

There are a lot of people who dumpster dive to make money, or just to get items for themselves. it can be a great way to get things for free, and people can often find good items to sell for a profit at garage sales or online auction sites. There is...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jul 25, 2014

Calling All Dumpster Divers (reblogged)

Dirty blue dumpster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Calling All Dumpster DiversBy Sarah Ostaszewski Posted April 17, 2014 Where Have All The Divers Gone?After learning about...

Dumpster Diving Diva Crown Winner: Rita {Curbside Creations}

Well, I am super excited to tell you about Rita and love crowning her as this weeks Dumpster Diving Diva!First off, here she is looking so pretty on her recent CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST----I know it's a pain to click over, but it's th...
by Curb Alert! on Apr 14, 2014

Stop Wasting Food!

A few days ago I wrote Haunted by an Image of Pizza, a post about the huge mounds of half-eaten pizza I saw in dumpster behind a restaurant. I’ve always believed that food was sacred, and that it was a sin to waste anything edible. I despise food f...
by Bertram's Blog on Oct 18, 2013

Haunted by an Image of Pizza

I saw something unsettling the other day that I can’t get out of my mind. A homeless man was standing at a dumpster behind a pizza place, feasting on discarded slices. That wasn’t the unsettling thing since it seemed oddly normal — we huma...
by Bertram's Blog on Oct 14, 2013

Craziest Things to Save Money

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to save money? Some people will take epic steps just to save a few bucks. One of the things that has resonated with our listeners on the Clark Howard show is extending the use of your disposable ra...
by Save Outside the Box on Aug 16, 2013

How to Make Money on McDonald’s Monopoly Game

After I wrote tricks to win at McDonald’s Monopoly, I received an email from a reader who said I had written the article all wrong. I was a bit defensive at first because who wants to hear that their article is all wrong, but as I heard his sto...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jul 29, 2013

Tricks to Win McDonald’s Monopoly 2013

This summer comes with a surprise. McDonald’s Monopoly usually appears in the fall, but in 2013, it has come early. There are a lot of people who play this game and wonder how they can increase their chances to win. One of the bonuses of it sta...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jul 22, 2013

Dumpster Diving? Yes, I did!

I received one of the worst calls a parent can get last week. I glanced at the phone and saw that it was the Junior High. I assumed it was a robo-call. Alas, it was not to be so. "Mrs. Brown?" "Yes." "I'm very sorry to tell you this, but..."...
by Everyday Underwear on Mar 18, 2013

New York Residents Scouring Dumpsters For Food

New York City residents are now resorting to scouring dumpsters to find food to eat in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I have to wonder, did they get much warning about what a monster storm could do to the area? Did anyone tell them that they shoul...
by The Lonely Conservative on Nov 1, 2012

Green Living - Dumpster Diving Inspiration

         This week, my dad did a more literal version of dumpster diving. He was taking some stuff to the dump, and he saw someone about to throw away a bike and a chair. Therefore, he asked if he could take th...
by Young and Pennywise on Jul 27, 2012

Decorating on a Budget - Dumpster Diving and Thrifting Inspiration

     My dad did a little dumpster diving himself recently. Although, he didn't actually find the bottom two pictures in an actual dumpster, they were with someone's garbage at the end of their driveway and he saved them. Moreover,...
by Young and Pennywise on Jul 20, 2012

Green Living - Dumpster Diving Inspiration

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by Young and Pennywise on Jul 20, 2012


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