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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He's ugly as sin and struts around the vicinity hiking his leg on everything, and dumpster diving for food.
Dumpster diving, stolen or lost wallets and mail fraud should still be concerns, but the digital age of tablets, smartphones, PCs and Wi-Fi networks leaves people even more vulnerable than ever.
Dumpster diving. Keep an eye out for remodeling projects in your area--and the accompanying dumpsters.
How many of us started out with that college couch that you and your best friend went dumpster diving for?
He has drawn and written since he could hold a crayon, dumpster diving at the school across the street from his house for paper the teachers would throw out at the end of the schoolyear every summer.
In rare cases, personal information is obtained from "dumpster diving" activities to capitalize on discarded bank statements or letters thrown in the trash.
While dumpster diving is a central component of freeganism, freegans to differing extents attempt to drop out of the capitalist system when possible.
In the all too timely "Dumpster Diving with the Stars," a writer, an ex-Playboy playmate and a pair of Scientology actors come together on a reality TV show.
Eating has also been a challenge, and she has often had to go dumpster diving - rummaging through waste - and asking people for food.
Some individuals practice freeganism: instead of buying food, they do "dumpster diving", salvaging discarded but still edible food from bins.
T/F The top ways identity thieves get your info is through purse snatching, mail theft, dumpster diving and email "phishing."
But some suspicious friends think he is dumpster diving! "I am not," he stresses.