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A man rummaging through a skip at the back of an office building in Central London
A man rummaging through a skip at the back of an office building in Central London

Dumpster diving (DD), is the practice of sifting through commercial or residential trash to find items that have been discarded for being unusable by their owners, but may be useful to the Dumpster diver. The practice of Dumpster diving is also known variously urban foraging, binning, alley surfing, D-Mart, Dumpstering, garbing, garbage picking, garbage gleaning, skip-raiding, skipping, skipweaselling, tatting, skallywagging, or trashing. The term originates from the fanciful image of someone leaping into large trash bins, the best-known of which are produced under the name "Dumpster". In practice, dumpster “diving” is more like "fishing" since most items in dumpsters can be accessed from outside without crawling inside. Dumpster divers can range from a person just passing by a dumpster, to people on bicycles with panniers, to people pushing carts, to people in large trucks and more. In rural areas and some ancient agricultural societies, DD was similarly called gleaning and some medieval houses had "poor boxes" where still edible food was placed for the poor to take[citation needed]. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 3789 KB) Summary A man rummaging through a skip at the back of an office building in Central London. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 3789 KB) Summary A man rummaging through a skip at the back of an office building in Central London. ... Rubbish skip on skip-carrier lorry The word skip is used for various large open-topped containers, including the load-carrying container part of a dumper. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... Waste inside a wheelie bin Waste in a bin bag Waste, rubbish, trash, garbage, or junk is unwanted or undesired material. ... A dustbin is a container used to store refuse which can be made out of metal or plastic¹. Other names include trash can, garbage can and trash bin. ... Three Dumpsters A dumpster is a large waste receptacle designed to be emptied into garbage trucks. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... For the locomotive, see Pannier tank locomotive A pannier is a basket, bag, or similar container, possibly large, and carried either in pairs slung over the back of a beast of burden, or attached to a bicycle or motorcycle. ... Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been mechanically harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. ...

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Rationale

Traditionally, most people who resort to dumpster-diving do it out of economic necessity, such as the karung guni, the rag and bone man, waste picker, and junk man, as parodied in steptoe and son are people who make their living by sorting and trading trash. Others practice DD for various reasons like; thrill of the hunt seekers, people with creative outlet (They look for things to use in ways other than originally intended), students for discarded things to fix and reuse in experiments, and artists look for material in dumpsters. The interior designer Carol Tanzi (aka "Goddess of Garbage") uses re-cycled material in her designs[1] as does Vincent Jones, who creates art from discarded computer circuit boards and other found items. Still others go DD to indulge in their curiosity for unusual items.[1] A karang guni cart The practice of Karung guni or karang guni is common in Singapore. ... Rag and bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. ... A scavenger pouring water onto the paper she has collected, in order to increase the weight of, and thus the profit made from, her collection, in Hong Kong. ... A person that buys and collects items (scrap and usable/repairable things) that are considered of little value and resells them at a profit to other individuals and scrap yards. ... Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about two rag and bone men living in Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherds Bush, London. ... Vincent Jones is a Canadian musician. ...


There are also several ethical arguments that some believe justify dumpster-diving. One is that dumpster diving, by reusing resources, is a green endeavor. Another belief is, since many poorer people cannot afford to buy "expensive" items at market price, that any irregular, blemished, or damaged items should naturally be priced closer to their ability to pay. To dispose of these imperfect items is looked on by the poor as being economically inefficient, economically insensitive, and a hindrance to their ability to acquire goods that most people can afford. An example is discarded food that might have slight imperfections, that is near or exceed its use by date, or that is simply being replaced by newer stock. Many retailers are reluctant to sell this stock at reduced prices due to the belief that people will buy it instead of the higher priced newer stock; that extra handling time is required; and that there are liability risks. Reuse is using an item more than once. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ...


Perishable food items, unsuitable for sale or use, can often be acquired by dumpster diving at bakeries, grocery stores, or restaurants and “safely” used after removing the unusable bits and decontaminating. Offices, factories, department stores, and other commercial establishments also may throw out nonperishable items that are irregular, were returned, have minor damages, or are replaced by newer inventory. Generally, the more perishable and inexpensive the item, the more likely it will be disposed of intact. Otherwise, most items tend to be in a state of disrepair that will require some work by the dumpster diver to make the items usable. A baker prepares fresh rolls A baker is someone who primarily bakes and sells bread. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ...


Many times consumer electronics, mainly computers, because of their rapid depreciation, obsolescence, cost to repair, or expense to upgrade, are dumped. Frequently, owners of functional computers find it easier to dump computers rather than donate because many non-profits and schools are unable or unwilling to work with used equipment.[2] Some organizations like Geeks Into The Streets, reBOOT, Free Geek and Computerbank try to refurbish old computers for charity or educational use. Waste pickers who find computers tend to strip them for their parts and metals then discard the rest.[3] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with FREEGEEK. (Discuss) Free Geek is a nonprofit organization started in Portland, Oregon in the year 2000. ... Computerbank recycles computers donated from businesses or individuals with free software and distributes them to disadvantaged individuals and community groups. ... Computer recycling is the practice of salvaging usable components from obsolete electronic devices. ...


Overview

In the United States, Canada, and Europe, supermarkets will routinely donate food according to a Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, or by health laws are required to discard food items before the expiration date, because of overstock, minor imperfections, spoilage, or blemishes.[citation needed] Often, this food can be made "safe" for consumption if proper decontamination and spoiled ruminates are removed. World map showing the location of Europe. ... Shelf-life is the length of time that corresponds to a tolerable loss in quality of a processed food. ...


The practice of dumpster diving can be anything from a single spontaneous act upon seeing a useful item in the garbage to an individual's low-impact lifestyle. For example, freeganism uses skills, acquired by those with few other options, to obtain goods or food. Others who deliberately choose to dive are private investigators or police seeking information and material for official purposes. Dumpstering is also associated with "Curbing", or rummaging through trash on city sidewalk curbs. Discarded furniture, electronics, appliances, books, and clothing are all commonly found. Simple living (or voluntary simplicity) is a lifestyle individuals may pursue for a variety of motivations, such as spirituality, health, or ecology. ... Freeganism is a lifestyle based around the belief that almost all work and monetary exchanges within a capitalist economy contribute to myriad forms of exploitation - worker abuse, animal exploitation, hunger, ecological destruction, mass incarceration, war, inequitable distribution of resources, commodification of women - almost all issues addressed by social, ecological, and...


Dumpster diving is practiced differently in countries whose commercial disposal practices are different from the developed world. In many economically developing countries, food is rarely thrown away unless it is rotten. In many countries, charities collect excess food from supermarkets and restaurants and distribute it to the needy. Dumpster divers, Karung guni, and Rag and bone man in these countries may concentrate on looking for usable items or scrap materials to sell. A karang guni cart The practice of Karung guni or karang guni is common in Singapore. ... Rag and bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. ...


British television shows have even featured home renovations and decoration using salvaged materials. Changing Rooms is one such show, broadcast on BBC One. Recovery of still-useful items from discards is well-known in other cultures as well; James Fallows noted it in his book written about his time living in Japan. However, much of the richness attributed to dumpster diving in Japan ended with the collapse of the nation's economic bubble in 1990. In the U.K Steptoe and Son and the U.S remake Sanford and Son showed the life of a junk man. British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ... Changing Rooms is a British Entertainment television programme. ... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... James Fallows is an American print and radio journalist who has been associated with The Atlantic Monthly for many years and has written eight books. ... Inflation-adjusted house prices in Japan (1980–2005) compared to house price appreciation the United States, Britain, and Australia (1995–2005). ... Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about two rag and bone men living in Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherds Bush, London. ... Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that premiered on the NBC television network on January 14, 1972 and was broadcast for six seasons. ...


Dumpster diving, taken to an academic level, is used as a tool for garbologists, who study the sociology and archeology of trash in modern life. There is a major outpost of academic garbology at the University of Arizona, directed for some decades by William Rathje. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... William Rathje (born 1 July 1954) is an archaeologist and Professor at Stanford University. ...


Another activity associated with dumpster diving is recycling collection. People often go through dumpsters and other trash containers looking for cans, often soda cans, or other recyclable materials. In some places these can be sold to recycling plants or scrap yards. Recycling is also possible with other materials such as copper, lead, and other scrap metals. Because dumpsters are not a reliable source of scrap metal for the poor, some proactive “recyclers” may resort to stripping buildings and other installations of their valuable metals like brass fixtures, copper roofing, pipes, and wiring. This kind of scavenging has been reported in the United States, the former Soviet Union, Argentina, and others when either scrap prices or unemployment rates soar. This kind of activity produces a negative rather than a positive gain for society and can create unexpected effects, like a very large fire in some Brooklyn waterfront warehouses in May of 2006. A typical can of Diet Coke. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Categories: Stub | Waste ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Information diving

Main article: Information diving

All too often, dumpsters can be an inadvertent source of information. Unwanted files, letters, memos, photographs, IDs, and more have been found in dumpsters. This oversight is a result of many people never considering that sensitive items like passwords, credit card numbers, and personal information they throw in the trash could be recovered anywhere from the dumpster to the landfill. This recovered information is sometimes used by criminals for fraudulent purposes (see also so-called "identity theft" and physical information security). Rarely is such information usable to a dumpster diver and many times DD's have contacted the police or owners of items that are unusual to find in dumpsters (wallets and purses). Information diving is the practice of recovering discarded computers to retrieve data from the hard drive. ... A password is a form of secret authentication data that is used to control access to a resource. ... Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... In the broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain. ... Identity taker is a term first appearing in U.S. literature in the 1990s, leading to the drafting of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act. ... Physical information security is concerned with physically protecting data and means to access that data (apart from protecting it electronically). ...


Targeted information diving was more common in the 1980s due to lax security; when businesses became aware of the need for increased security in the early 1990s, sensitive documents were shredded before being placed in dumpsters. Security mythology still portrays the stereotypical lone hackers or malicious crackers commonly using this technique, but this may be more of an urban legend because social engineering is often easier, more productive, and is more predictable sources than dumpsters. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Paper shredder with built-in wastebasket Paper shredders are used to cut paper into very fine strips or tiny paper chips. ... Hacker, as it relates to computers, has several common meanings. ... A black-hat is a term in computing for someone who compromises the security of a system without permission from an authorized party, usually with the intent of accessing computers connected to the network. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Social engineering is the practice of obtaining confidential information by manipulation of legitimate users. ...


Experienced information diving (uncommon for dumpster divers) is commonly practiced by "watchdog" and news organizations seeking information on groups they are investigating. The Trinity Foundation successfully used this technique to report on the activities of televangelist Robert Tilton, and has also obtained information on Benny Hinn using this practice. Consumer protection is a form of government regulation which protects the interests of consumers. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... The Trinity Foundation is a self-proclaimed watchdog ministry headed by Ole Anthony and based in Dallas, Texas. ... In the USA, a televangelist (television evangelist) is a religious minister (often a Christian priest or minister) who devotes a large portion of his (or her) ministry to TV broadcasts to a regular viewing and listening audience. ... Robert Tilton (born June 7, 1946) is an American televangelist who achieved notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s through his paid television program Success-N-Life. ... Tofik Benedictus Benny Hinn (born December 3, 1952) is a controversial televangelist, best known for his regular Miracle Crusades – revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities. ...


Legal status

Because dumpsters are usually located on private premises, dumpster diving is illegal in some parts of the United States, though the law is enforced with varying degrees of rigor. The California v. Greenwood case in the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is no common law expectation of privacy for discarded materials. Dumpster diving per se is probably legal when not specifically prohibited by state or local law. California v. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Post-consumer waste is a waste type produced by the end consumer of a material stream; that is, where the waste-producing use did not involve the production of another product. ...


Police (and possibly other) searches of dumpsters and like discards are not violations; evidence seized in this way has been permitted in many criminal trials. The doctrine is less well established in regard to civil litigation. Similarly in the United Kingdom, while dumpster diving in England and Wales may qualify as theft within the Theft Act 1968 or as common-law theft in Scotland there is very little enforcement in practice. The law of evidence governs the use of testimony (e. ... Search and seizure is a legal procedure used in many common law whereby police or other authorities and their agents, who suspect that a crime has been committed, do a search of a persons property and confiscate any relevant evidence to the crime. ... Criminal procedure refers to the legal process for adjudicating claims that someone has violated the criminal law. ... Civil litigation has at least three meanings. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... This article is about the country. ... The Theft Act 1968 (1968 c. ... This article is about the country. ...


Private investigators have written books on "P.I. technique" in which dumpster diving or its equivalent "wastebasket recovery," figures prominently. A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ...


In Italy, a law issued in 2000 declared dumpster diving to be legal. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Sweden, the contents of a dumpster is the property of the owner of the dumpster so taking items from a dumpster is technically theft.


There are limits to what can legally be taken from someone's trash. In a 1983 Minnesota case involving the theft of customer lists from a garbage can, Tennant Company v. Advance Machine Company,[4] the owner of the discarded information was awarded $500,000 in damages. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Socioeconomics of Dumpster diving

Because most Dumpster divers tend to be people who are nearer to the poverty level than the rest of society, there are certain economic traits that many DDs hold in common. The main trait is adapting to scarcity and unpredictability of obtaining items that are easily obtained if one has a "higher" income. The production model that best describes the DD's economic lifestyle is just in case manufacturing. Just in case, states that when the lack of money to buy an item or the shortage of an item is expected in the future, then it is best to have several of these items in storage, "just in case". The ability of DDs to obtain many items at the time it is needed (see Just In Time), often is expensive to DDs because most items available "just in time" are found in stores at full price. This ultimately means that DDs want to hold on to many items that most "just in time" people either throw away or buy as needed. Such items as consumer electronics, refrigerators, cars, tires, and computers, that are expensive to replace or repair immediately, are kept by DD in greater numbers to insure that a working supply is available, just in case an equipment failure occurs. This results in many people who practice DD having more "stuff" than most people. Taken to the extreme, some dumpster divers cluttered properties may run afoul of a city's Code Enforcement resulting in fines and forced abatement[2][3]. The result of such legal actions may actually cause additional hardships on people if they are poor or borderline homeless. According to the City of Seattle, 1:300 people who tend to hoard, may also suffer in some degree from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. It is also believed that this illness is aggravated by poverty in some cases. The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... In economics, scarcity is defined as a condition of limited resources, where society does not have sufficient resources to produce enough to fulfill subjective wants. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Logical biconditional. ... Just In Time (JIT) is an inventory strategy implemented to improve the return on investment of a business by reducing in-process inventory and its associated costs. ... Code Enforcement (also known as Law enforcement) is the act of enforcing a set of rules, principles, or laws (especially written ones) and insuring observance of a system of norms or customs. ... A homeless person in Paris. ... Hoarding is the storing of food or other goods. ... Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), or anankastic personality disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a general psychological inflexibility, rigid conformity to rules and procedures, perfectionism, moral code, and/or excessive orderliness. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ...


News and trivia

  • The Castle Infinity game, after its shutdown, was brought back from the dead by rescuing its servers from the trash.
  • Recently, dumpster diving has been popularized in the book Evasion, published by CrimethInc.
  • Food Not Bombs is an anti-hunger organization that gets a significant amount of its food from dumpster diving from the dumpsters at small markets and corporate grocery stores in UK.[4]
  • December 6, 1983 – Juarez Mexico, A local resident salvaged a discarded radiation therapy machine carrying Cobalt-60. This in turn contaminated another 5,000 metric tons of steel, some of which was sent to the U.S. and Canada.
  • September 13, 1987 – In the Goiânia accident, scavengers broke open a radiation-therapy machine and sold caesium-137 source as a glowing curiosity. Four hundred were contaminated, four died.
  • March 18, 2000, 55 Oscars reported stolen were found in a Los Angeles dumpster behind a grocery store. The salvage man, Willie Fulgear, 61, received a $50,000 reward and two tickets to the Oscars. Later, his reward money was stolen from a safe in his apartment.
  • In an interview in the May 29, 2006 issue of Newsweek, Meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman was asked, "What's the weirdest meetup that's ever come to your attention?" He replied, "Dumpster-diving meetups are very popular...."
  • "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk". Thomas A. Edison [5]

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See also

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around the belief that almost all work and monetary exchanges within a capitalist economy contribute to myriad forms of exploitation - worker abuse, animal exploitation, hunger, ecological destruction, mass incarceration, war, inequitable distribution of resources, commodification of women - almost all issues addressed by social, ecological, and... Logo Food Not Bombs is a loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. ... Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been mechanically harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. ... The DIY ethic (do it yourself ethic) refers to the ethic of being self-reliance as opposed relying on professional to do it. ... It has been suggested that DIY ethic be merged into this article or section. ... Social engineering is a collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. ...

Further reading

  • Dumpster Diving - One Man's Trash by Grifter; originally given as a presentation at a 2600 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later published in the Summer 2002 issue of 2600 Magazine
  • Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman; ISBN 1-55950-088-3
  • Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighner (contains a chapter on the topic); ISBN 0-449-90943-3
  • Dumpster Diving: The Advanced Course by John Hoffman (brings dumpster diving into the computer era) Paladin Press 2002; ISBN 1-58160-369-X
  • The Simple Life, Berkeley Press (contains a chapter by Hoffman on dumpster diving)
  • Steal This Book! by Abbie Hoffman (speaks briefly on dumpster diving in the Free Food chapter)
  • Evasion, CrimethInc. Far East, an autobiography detailing one anarchist's shoplifting- and dumpster-diving-supported travels
  • Mongo: Adventures in Trash by Ted Botha; ISBN 1-58234-452-3
  • Encyclopedia of Garbage by Steve Coffel, William L. Rathje; ISBN 0-8160-3135-5

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