Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

January 23, 2012

Dumpster Diving is a form of Tithing

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 10:42 pm


Since I am no longer involved in organized religion and go to church regularly, I consider dumpster diving a form of tithing and helping mother earth.

In my truck for delivery tomorrow is a huge box of food, toys, books and other goodies I’ll never use. God will not send me new stuff if the old stuff is still here. Clutter is stuck energy and since I’m a person of light and love, I like to keep things clean and simple.

Those toys could help a poor child or a single mom with children who can barely put food on the table. Little children or even grade school children feel compelled to fit in. Sometimes a new blouse or a new purse can make all the difference in the world.

The cosmetics could give a middle-aged woman who has lost her job and is barely making it a shot of self-confidence. Sometimes a little bit of blush and lipstick can make a gal feel all the more better. Our society tends to minimize middle-aged women. So many middle-aged women I talk to feel invisible. That’s really sad. I go out of my way to engage with middle aged women and men. These baby boomers are the ones who received a huge hit in this economic depression.

Last Friday we found all these snacks in the dumpster, the vendor threw them out I believe. We have given some away and some my husband will take to the office to let others enjoy them as well.

Nature abhors a vacuum, if your life is full of things you do not need (that can also include relationship as well as “stuff”), you won’t have the room to receive the good stuff.



  1. So true! One of the best things about living in my van is having a lot less useless junk to deal with.

    God Bless ya Sis!

    Comment by Maureen — January 24, 2012 @ 2:06 am

  2. Where on earth do you go to get this stuff? I live in Canada, and I’ve pulled a few things from the work garbage – – blank envelopes, for instance.. But, I haven’t seen anything like the quantity of stuff you get.

    Comment by Diawen — January 25, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  3. Diawen – it’s a combination of many stores. Most of the major department stores and smaller chains are where I get my stuff. You just have to be patient and eventually you’ll find things. Always do your recon during the day so it doesn’t look like your skulking about and then dive at night. If you find anything, please post pics.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — January 25, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

  4. Thanks for the tips! I just hate seeing perfectly good items being thrown away when someone could benefit from them. My plan is if I find more than I can use to donate it….

    Comment by Diawen — January 26, 2012 @ 8:40 am

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