Dumpster diving is the act of digging through dumpsters and trash cans in search of anything that you can still use or has value.
You can find everything from furniture, electronics, building materials, home decor… even food!
Why is dumpster diving even a thing? Because we live in a materialistic society, companies and individuals have too much stuff and food waste.
Valuable Items to Look While Dumpster Diving
You’ll need to look for things that still have use and that people will pay for.
Tons of electronics every day, and it is a growing problem for the environment. Because of the toxins found in electronics, when these items end up in landfills.
Best Places to Dumpster Dive
Your best bet to find what you’re looking for is to go to a place where that item is sold or manufactured and check out the dumpsters.
Dumpsters behind retail stores are a great place to find good stuff if they don’t have locks or trash compactors.
Where to Sell Dumpster Finds
Once find some dumpster treasure, you may wonder to sell your finds is. The best place will depend on what area you’re in and what items you’re selling.