Dumpster diving is a phrase that initially surfaced back in the 1980s when rampant consumerism resulted in many things going into the dumpster. It wasn’t uncommon for people to throw away things that worked perfectly fine.
Over the years, dumpster diving has grown and shrunk in popularity. However, today the practice is known by different names like containering, curb shopping, totting, skipping etc.
What Items Are Considered Of Value?
Depending on the person, what is considered of value will vary. Generally, there are a few things that are considered of value such as:
It isn’t uncommon for people to dispose of food that’s perfectly fine to eat. The ones in cans are of most value. The best places to go dumpster diving for food are near restaurants and food markets.
Books and magazines
It is a common practice for booksellers to tear off the cover of books as poof they aren’t sold. The items will go into the trash. The same goes for books and magazines in department stores, offices etc. While you can read these items, they can’t be sold.
The average household in the US spends around $500 on school supplies or stationary. Dumpster diving can potentially save you a lot of money. Most people get rid of school supplies when the school year ends. Generally, these include notebooks, backpacks, pencils, erasers, etc.
The Legal Aspect of Dumpster Diving
Some of the best places to go dumpster diving are near malls, schools, factories, warehouses etc. If anything, these are places where it may not be illegal to access the dumpster, and the odds are higher of finding things you can either use or sell for some extra cash.
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