dumpster diving


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dumpster diving

(ˈdʌmpstə)
n
US the practice of searching through dustbins for discarded but still usable or valuable objects such as food or clothes
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Written by author Cara Brookins, the story chronicles the adventures of an industrious boy and girl dumpster diving for parts to build cutting-edge robots.
Eating has also been a challenge, and she has often had to go dumpster diving - rummaging through waste - and asking people for food.
T/F The top ways identity thieves get your info is through purse snatching, mail theft, dumpster diving and email "phishing.
They did their share of Dumpster diving -- heading to unlocked bins of wholesalers for the best finds -- and they came up with some treasures: cartons of eggs with plenty of time left on expiration, boxes of pricey chocolate bars tossed because they did not have the requisite English-French labeling required in Canada, and a mountain of packaged hummus still in containers but perfectly edible.
Dumpster diving for food and clothing, the thrifty group also earns a living washing dishes and working on a co-op farm.
Horowitz called his Dumpster diving "Mike's Redistribution Services," and said he worked 31 hours a week collecting, cleaning and distributing items he found in the trash, which is detailed in a narrative Horowitz wrote about his activities.
He suggested that the practice of dumpster diving had to be treated as a theft and Bulgaria had to introduce penalties, following the example of other EU countries.
A Tennessee can collector is being recognized for dumpster diving etiquette.
After a quick meal, he is back to work, heading out to help manage his cooperative members in another night of dumpster diving.
What started out as a day of dumpster diving [to find and categorize waste] is now a successful program, and a real achievement.
You will catch more, and your hands won't smell like you've been dumpster diving behind the bait store.