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Lancero

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12. Could you add a option for "I've dumpster dived in the past'?
Tue Jul 12, 2016, 10:34 AM
Jul 2016

Back when I was younger, me and my dad would go diving a lot.

In our case it intended for food - Though we did get some occasionally, usually past date chips and boxes of jarred stuff that was tossed because one jar broke during shipping - but rather for tossed out small appliances and the like for scrapping.

You wouldn't believe the stuff that people tossed. Dehydrators and box fans were the most common thing we'd find, though it wasn't to odd to pull tv's, vcrs (Was back in 02, so these were still around), and the occasional dvd player. Hell, couple times we pulled a computer.

Hell, about 75% of the time these things worked fine. Well, ok, the dehydrators would usually have a busted rack but the others would be intact and perfectly usable.

My favorite find though was a old NES, will most of the cords and a half dozen games. Didn't have a power supply, though my dad knew enough about electronics to be able to jury-rig a different power supply to work with it.

Best food find though was a bakery toss off. Four boxes of bakery and deli foods along with 8 cakes stacked up outside the dumpster, most of it still edible.

my fridge looks like a dumpster retrowire Jul 2016 #1
*** tosses the dinner invite she got from retrowire into the trash *** LynneSin Jul 2016 #3
that's why god invented crockpots! Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #11
I guess you and me are a serious minority around here bonemachine Jul 2016 #28
back in the day, my yoga class teacher and I used to make the rounds of the grocery stores Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #30
Honestly... bonemachine Jul 2016 #34
whereabouts? I have friends/family in Oregon and Wash. Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #37
Portland bonemachine Jul 2016 #38
We have a small magnetic write on/wipe off board on front of our fridge door to note/date leftovers woodsprite Jul 2016 #19
"Reid said hes never been ticketed or hassled for picking unsold food out of dumpsters." Brickbat Jul 2016 #2
Amazing point LynneSin Jul 2016 #5
The article says he used to reclaim food for Food Not Bombs to give to food shelters; then he Brickbat Jul 2016 #7
He's working on a documentary that is coming out in 2017 LynneSin Jul 2016 #24
^^ This! Democrats Ascendant Jul 2016 #9
A couple years back, there was a story about a woman who had a party closeupready Jul 2016 #4
That is what freaks me out about dumpster diving for food LynneSin Jul 2016 #6
Correct - or items which have been picked over by vermin, insects, birds, closeupready Jul 2016 #8
And she deserved to lose them after that stunt... Blue_Tires Jul 2016 #22
I would perhaps attend a party like this... LynneSin Jul 2016 #25
I will happily eat dumpster dived food bonemachine Jul 2016 #10
Could you add a option for "I've dumpster dived in the past'? Lancero Jul 2016 #12
We used to get boxes of lettuce and cabbage and what ever they had for the farm snooper2 Jul 2016 #13
When I was a kid in the early 70s Lance Bass esquire Jul 2016 #14
You really can eat well. liberalmuse Jul 2016 #15
Everybody has been mentioning dumpsters and food pantries -- watch this librechik Jul 2016 #16
".......these grocery stores waste so much food when it could be donated to charity......." WillowTree Jul 2016 #17
I don't know how it varies from state to state... Initech Jul 2016 #20
Exactly. WillowTree Jul 2016 #29
It's crazy how many people have the mindset not to waste food. glowing Jul 2016 #18
No chance in hell... Blue_Tires Jul 2016 #21
first of all there is no standard for expiration dates on non-dairy items. Javaman Jul 2016 #23
Next thng you need to do is jamzrockz Jul 2016 #26
... Major Nikon Jul 2016 #27
It's amazing some of the things we've thrown away in the past Bradical79 Jul 2016 #31
just think of the savings enid602 Jul 2016 #32
May through September in south Texas: you'll die Ilsa Jul 2016 #33
To all the naysayers who say "you'll get sick" bonemachine Jul 2016 #35
2nd Harvest ... GeorgeGist Jul 2016 #36
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