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Scavanger's paradise: Dumpster Diving!Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 5:27 PM
Dumpster diving and scavanging..
This is even better... scavanging, dumpster diving and such.
I have always loved going to places that have cast off's.
You never know what you are going to find from yesteryear and what you might just need now.
Flea markets, and swaps are fun too.
Now, how many of you have done this.. Don't lie.. did you get boxes to move with?
If the store allows you, you can get fruit , veggies and all manner of electronics from the dumpster.
I have heard of college kids that eat just what they can get from the dumpster's gleanings.
Here is a great web site that will give tips and rules..
Another website extolls the virtues of turning old dumpsters into a swimming pool. (groovy idea)
I remember my first dumpster diving excursion.. I got 800 thread count sheets (in the package), a Aero air mattress, christmas decorations(new), candles.. slightly wilted..and school supplies.
When i was a kid, i would sneak off and find the dump. Man you could find some groovy things. A deep Purple album, slightly scratched, toys, and tools. My mother did not know I went off to the dump, she would have had a cow.
Always remember, scavanging is dirty work and you may come across the occasional yukky thing. Rotten things and dead things.
In a junk yard in Texas I was searching a very wreaked pickup and found a ear.
We have gotten Kirby vacuums and repaired and sold them, old chandeliers made into sun catchers, old license plates sold on eBay, and lots of other things.
I have gotten antique cabinets on the side of the road, old vacuums to fix and give away, and a treasure trove of cool stuff.
I have been able to help the poor with what I have found and fixed and it is great recycling.
Another great article:
Dear Readers, If you don't like scavanging, leave your old stuff for me and others... we will take it.
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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