Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

September 29, 2009

Monday Night Madness

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 1:05 am

1 IPOD docker car charger, shower gel, child’s halloween costume and wig (I gave that away immediately), toothbrushes, 1 panini sandwich maker (new), 1 bucket of bleach, scented pine cones, 1 pair of shoes and pastry brush.

The child’s costume was still in the bag. Not a drop of dirt on it. Will be good for some young girl for a Halloween costume this year. The wig was still in the container as well.

I’ve been diving now almost a year. I’ve probably recovered at least 5K in merchandise thrown in the dumpsters. Since I have a nightly route, I sometimes see the same security guards, janitors and homeless people out at night. Sometimes I just wave or sometimes we have a conversation. Some of these people are more authentic and decent than some of the so called white-collar professionals I used to work with. They’re our working poor. Too proud to take a handout. Hard to find nowadays with the entitlement mentality so pervasive in our society.

We are such a wasteful society. It’s really a sin. I live in such a beautiful beach area and yet the amount of litter is appalling. Why oh why anyone would deliberately want to litter in this country is beyond me. When I drive on the freeways here, the amount of litter on the sides is just mind boggling. Especially the cigarette butts thrown out. Washed into the sewage system, into our beaches, our groundwater. If you litter, please stop.



  1. I just bought an iPod/iPhone charger for the car. Stupid POS wouldn’t stay in the socket. Plus, even when I hold it in, it won’t charge the iPhone or iPod.

    I’ll return it and get something that works right, but I’m still out the time and effort in dealing with the nonsense.

    Wish I found a charger in the trash!


    Comment by Henry — September 29, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

  2. Stupid POS, LOL! Very funny Henry. If you were in my neck of the woods I’d give it to ya!

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — September 29, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

  3. We waste so much of our lives: seeking,comparing prices, deciding, buying, returning, re-selecting, buying…………..stuff.
    I prefer to find or stumble upon.
    Always an adventure

    Comment by annineorh — January 10, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

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