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May 2, 2012

Easter Candy and Vodka

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 1:38 am

Tonight’s finds were good.

Easter candy, easter socks (children and adult), some stuffed rabbits and other toys. We are approaching another big road trip. We plan on handing out the candy and toys to kids we see on the way. I usually see families, senior couples at rest areas when we stop and get gas or just take a break.

5 bottles of Vodka, brand new, unopened. Vodka can be used for a facial astringent or mouthwash. Or can be used in most cocktails. It’s one of the most versatile mixers.



  1. Vodka can also be used in cleaning. I have used it in the past to clean around the fixtures in the bathroom etc. You can even spray it in
    the shower if you like, after all it is alcohol with no smell pretty much. How nice you can make someone’s day by giving back something that was unused by someone else. 🙂

    Comment by CAROL — May 2, 2012 @ 8:56 am

  2. I’d forgotten about using Vodka for cleaning. That’s a good idea.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 2, 2012 @ 11:09 am

  3. Carol – all of these candies were 75% off. So that tells me the economy is real bad shape if people don’t buy candy or sweets for very little money.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 2, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  4. Awesome finds. Seems that I remember reading you can make vanilla for baking by steeping vanilla beans in vodka spirits. The cobolt blue bottles would be beautiful in a spirit tree. Not sure if that is the correct name for southern tradition.

    Comment by tess — May 2, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  5. Doesn’t the chocolate melt while in the dumpster?

    Ugh. All that candy. It’s nice to be good to kids, but I don’t know about giving kids all that candy. It can be a bad habit.

    Comment by Ryu — May 2, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  6. urbandumpsterdiver- I have just tonight discovered your blog and I must say your story is very inspiring. I am a college student working on my thesis. I chose DD as the subject and would absolutely love to have your input on a few questions. If you would be willing I would love to talk to you more via email. My email is titaylor at linfield dot edu. I would truly appreciate the opportunity. Thanks

    Comment by Tiffany — May 3, 2012 @ 2:15 am

  7. You got mail!

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 3, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

  8. Can i just say, you are my idol when it comes to dumpster diving… I never find quite the bulk that you do as most of the nj dumpsters i encounter are locked but when I find even just a little its amazing! Where do you have the best luck? I wish I could also find the liquor you find lol . Keep at it

    Comment by kim — May 6, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  9. Some melts. We dole out the candy bits at a time. A lot of these kids don’t have squat. If I can brighten their day with a little treat, why not?

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 10, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

  10. Kim, you’re very nice. Diving is a crapshoot. Some days we find a lot of stuff and some days we find nothing.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 10, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  11. Some of the kids socks and Easter candy and Easter toys went to my current neighbors who are 5 and 7. They loved the toys, the Easter candy and the miscellaneous trinkets.

    The momma has a new one in the oven due soon. I have plenty of stuff for her, diapers, bottles, formula, all thrown away and perfectly good. These items have not been opened so they’re safe for the new little one. Momma is struggling financially and raising children is expensive. If I can help her and the little ones, that’s a good thing.

    As I started to leave the oldest daughter hugged me and said thank you. The youngest boy (who has the most beautiful blue eyes) hugged my legs and said thank you. I was grinning from ear to ear.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 13, 2012 @ 1:48 am

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