30 Times People Went Dumpster Diving And Scored

Published 1 year ago

Whoever knew dumpster diving could be so fruitful! Apparently, there’s some pretty amazing products just being thrown out in absolutely fantastic condition. There’s an English proverb that fits the situation; one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure!

The below finds are definitely a case where the dumpster diver got super lucky, as posted on an online thread dedicated to the topic! Who knew this little talked about and let’s be honest, somewhat stigmatized activity could be so lucrative. In an ever-evolving world, this method of recycling/ upcycling is definitely a trend we can get on board with. What do you think?

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#1 Was Out Of Dogfood And Broke Af. Thought I’d Take A Peek In The Pet Store Dumpster. Score

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#2 Found A Perfectly Fine Bass Guitar In The Garbage. On My Birthday!!

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#3 I Was Digging Through The Trash Of Someone Who Looked To Be Moving And I Found A Set Of Earrings Marked As 18k Gold And A Friend Who Is A Jeweler Tested The Stones And Said They’re White Sapphire

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#4 I Have Never Felt So Happy From A Dumpster Find

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#5 Someone Threw Out A Perfectly Working 40 Inch 4k Smart TV. Madness, But Mine Now

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#6 Did I Find 30 Pairs Of Brand New $120 Boots In A Shoe Store Dumpster? Do All Of My Friends Now Have Said Pair Of Boots? Yes On All Fronts

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#7 Saved Before It Hit The Trash

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#8 Saw Someone On Here Say They Found A Bunch Of LED Lights Once. I Thought “Omg I Want To Find Some”… Well I Found 25 Boxes Last Night

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#9 Found A Completely Unused Art Set

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#10 The Second Day Of Christmas Did Not Disappoint!

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#11 Someone Didn’t Feel Like Cleaning Their $800 Espresso Machine. I Found It Sitting On Top Of A Garbage Can Out Diving Last Night

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#12 Todays Finds. I Still Don’t Know How I Found All Of This In The Same Dumpster

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#13 Another $500+ Haul From My Favorite Dumpster. Haven’t Purchased Groceries In Years!

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#14 Weather Finally Cooling But Grocery Store Waste Not So Much! …favorite Asparagus Recipes?

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#15 Found This Guy In A Dumpster This Morning

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#16 $700 Free Wine…. I Asked The Dumpster God If I Should Quit Drinking. This Is Her Answer…. I Guess That’s A No!

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#17 And Again… Brand New

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#18 Was Told You Guys Might Enjoy This. Found About 20 Tablets In The Trash Today. Mostly Old Galaxy Note 10.1 From 2014 But I’ll Take It With A Big Smile

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#19 I’ve Died And Landed In Dumpster Nomad Heaven

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#20 In An Open Dumpster Behind My Target…

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#21 Pert Smert If My Favorite Dumpster By Far. Very Aesthetic, Brand New $150 Cat Tower, In The Box? Score. P.s. They Love It

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#22 My New Biggest Score

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#23 Found In The Dumpster Tied In A Trash Bag. What A Sweet Soul As Well. Poor Thing

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#24 Best Dumpster Dive Ever

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#25 Found This Boy By A Recycling Dumpster Today

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#26 Back With More To Report. I Thought I’d Retired, But Last Night I Checked The Dumpster Again. Diapers, Storage, Heaters, Toys And Cases Of Cereal Later ($785) Sticker Price, I’m So Glad I Went. More Donation Trips To Make Next Week!

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#27 Antique Apothecary Scales Thrown Out By Neighbors

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#28 Two La Creuset’s Left At The Dumpster By My Work Today

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#29 Built Myself A Desk Out Of Some Mahogany Base Boards Taken Out Of The Dumpster! My Gaming Chair Was Picked Up From The Curb Side

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#30 My Curbside Cast Iron Haul!

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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