What is Dumpster Diving?
Dumpster diving is rather simple. Find an interesting looking dumpster in an interesting location – then dive in. The treasure you find therein is highly dependent on your location, so choose wisely. Image Source
To get you in a better frame of mind consider the next 5 really great reasons to dive into a dumpster. If this doesn’t change your mind, you’re better off going through the store’s front door.
You could be making $250,000 per year
Matt Malone has proven on more than one occasion that he can pull thousands of dollars in merchandise out of a Walmart or Bestbuy dumpster. His interview with Wired basically lays out how Matt has pulled all sorts of interesting things out of dumpsters and sold them on craigslist in a matter of days. Do that full time and you could be banking $250,000 per year, DUMPSTER DIVING!
Because You’re Hungry
You might have just thrown up in your mouth a little, but this dude, Rob Greenfield, literally pulls tons of food out of dumpsters and gives it away to people who are starving. Check out Rob’s website. He has the biggest and best dumpster diving guide on the internet if you want to haul in some free food.
Gamestop Dumpster Diving
The Speedy Diver on Youtube has been dumpster diving at GameSpot for a long time. His channel is full of all the free games, posters, and even cold hard cash he has found.
Ulta Dumpster Diving … All Dolled up to Dive in a Dumpster
Thousands and thousands of dollars of makeup are thrown away all the time. Bet you’re now wondering why you never considered checking the dumpster behind your favorite stores. This is one of the better videos to see what is actually involved in dumpster diving. It shows them rooting through the dumpster, bringing it all home, and cleaning it up to make it usable.
Dumpster Diving Equipment is Cheap
You really don’t need anything to get started. Here are a few items to make life a little easier. One of the more popular dumpster diving books on Amazon is The Art & Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. He outlines a good process for hunting furniture, food, or other treasures. If you’re looking for a good book before you jump headlong into your first dumpster, consider this one. The only other piece of equipment you really need is a good flashlight. Actually, a head lamp is much more functional, so you have 2 hands to get through as much dumpster treasure as fast as possible. For $8 a good headlamp with batteries is tough to beat. In the end, you really don’t need anything to get started. Shoes are a good idea. Gloves are optional but also a good idea. Have you scored some massive treasure dumpster diving? Found some other great hauls you’d like to tell the other prospective dumpster divers about? Feel free to leave a comment below and tell us about it.