30 Of The Most Amazing Things That People Found In Dumpsters

Published 3 years ago

Even though activists are encouraging people to consume less and recycle more, we’re still producing tons of garbage every day, filling up landfills at an alarming. However, the reality is that not everything that ends up in the dumpster is garbage – and the folks at Reddit’s Dumpster Diving community will prove that to you.

The users of this subreddit are sharing the most amazing things they found in dumpsters, and their finds give a whole new meaning to the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. From beautiful violins to valuable golden rings, check out some of the most impressive dumpster finds in the gallery below!

Read more

#1 Husband: “Honey It’s Just An Empty Case, I Am Not Climbing In For That.” Wife (Me): “Just Get In And Get It The Case Might Be Worth Something, Plus I Have A Feeling.” Who Was Right? Well It Was The Wife Of Course

Image source: Aphk312

#2 Last Summer I Found 2 China Teacups, And Last Night I Found The Matching Saucers In A Different City!

Image source: ForwardEggplant

#3 Tonight’s Find

Image source: reddit.com

#4 Found In The Alley. It Weighed A Million Tons, Because Those Pillars Are Real Marble

Image source: Literary_Octopus

#5 I Found This Ring In The Dumpster On Monday! Had It Appraised Yesterday And Found Out It’s A Handmade Gold Ring From The 60s-70s! It’s 14k Gold Band Is Worth $200+ (Stone Is Glass). I Also Found Those Tiny Hands With It Haha

Image source: breafkastfordinner

#6 Found This Rascal Next To A Dumpster, She Made A Great Addition To The Family And Is By Far My Best Dumpster Diving Haul

Image source: Fantastic-Farmer-115


#7 When Out To Dumpsterdive And Play Pokémon Go Last Night, And Found This Little Cutie. Took Her In And Posted About Her On “Lost Pets” On Facebook. After She Had Been Missing For 2 Weeks, She Finally Got Back Home To Her Parents And She Was Only 3 Months Old

Image source: oI_ToXiCz_Io

#8 It’s Amazing What People Will Throw Away. Late 1960s Schwinn ‘Fair Lady’ Cruiser. My Wife Needed A Bike And Absolutely Loves It!

Image source: HERMANNATOR85

#9 I Found Her Dumpster Diving This Morning I Was Able To Find Homes For Her Two Sisters But Nobody Wanted Her. Looks Like Now I Have A Cat

Image source: UrbanRelicHunter

#10 We Are Such A Wasteful Society, This Was Found In One Cee-Vee-Ess Dumpster

Image source: solitudeandpeace

#11 Found This 1934 First Edition Mary Poppins In The Trash Of The Building I Work In

Image source: Nangle_


#12 Meet Our Special Find From Last Night! She Was Dumpster Diving Too

Image source: 1mad8world2

#13 Saved From The Landfill This Weekend!

Image source: mosomedve216

#14 Got This Side Table From The Curb. It’s Top Was Broken, So I Spend A Little Over 3 Hours And €4 Worth Of Rope And Glue To Upcycle It To This!

Image source: keepmedreaming

#15 Thought Someone Was Throwing Away An Old Violin. Nope, It’s Roulette!

Image source: Cult7Choir


#16 Don’t Know What I’m Going To Do With It, But Couldn’t See This Be Ruined

Image source: Cult7Choir

#17 Found This Beauty In A Jewelry Box Mixed In With A Bunch Of Fake Jewelry. 14k Yellow Gold, With A 1k Tanzanite Gem In The Middle, Surrounded By 23 Genuine Baguette Diamonds. Having It Appraised In 2 Days

Image source: jamieden


#18 Drove Around Picking Up Pallets People No Longer Wanted And Made Myself A Headboard Out Of Them

Image source: besottedwthepotted

#19 Our First Time Diving Last Night. Only One Find, But We Were Thrilled! (She Hasn’t Stopped Guarding It)

Image source: Mauhg

#20 Tenants In My Apartment Complex Got Evicted. Left This In The Dumpster. Just Needs To Be Cleaned Up A Little

Image source: woosterben

#21 Why Would Someone Throw This Away??

Image source: filteredversion

#22 I Just Don’t Know How You Throw These Away. Too Cool

Image source: Cult7Choir

#23 I’ve Always Wanted A Signed Book By This Author. Never Thought I’d Find It In A Dumpster

Image source: dleclair

#24 Little Haul ..it Feed My Kids For Bit .. Hard Times This Blessing Helps Alot

Image source: Massagegirl94

#25 Thought You Guys Might Like My Fav Trash Pick Ever: Made My Dad Drive 25 Mins One Way In His Truck In Spitting Rain While I Sat With It To Make Sure No One Else Took It Has The Original Record Player Inside Also. I Know It’s Not Everyone’s Style But It’s Like It Was Meant To Be In My 50’s Ranch!

Image source: grecham


#26 My Dad Pulled This Gigantic Canvas Out Of The Dumpster At The School He Works At, I Taped The One Tear It Had, Covered It In Black Gesso And Painted This

Image source: VavaVoooooooooom

#27 $175 Watch Was Damaged Out For Having A Broken Clasp. Took It To The Watch Repair Kiosk At The Mall And He Said It Wasn’t Broken, They Just Didn’t Know How To Work The Self Adjusting Clasp

Image source: miserlymistress

#28 Posted By A Friend

Image source: magpieninja

#29 Took The Back Way Home This Evening And Stumbled Upon This Beauty. The Boyfriend Has Been Shopping Around For A Gaming Chair, Too!

Image source: alyssadujour


#30 After A $35 Part, 55″ Curved Samsung 4k TV Saved From The Dumpster Works Like New!

Image source: Macdaddyfucboi

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

Got wisdom to pour?



amazing things found in dumpsters, dumpster diving, dumpster finds, lucky finds, Stooping
Like deMilked on Facebook
Want more milk?
Hit like for a daily artshake!
Don't show this - I already like Demilked