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If something is on the curb, is it free?

Yes! Something on the curb is (probably) free for you to take. However, there are some important considerations. Something on the curb is free as long as long as... It is intended for disposal. There are no local prohibitions on the taking of trash or recycling. It is in public space (where anyone is free … Continue reading If something is on the curb, is it free?

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Trash Picking Laws

If you find treasure where others see trash, take a few minutes consider trash picking laws. Are you breaking the law when scavenging, dumpster diving, curb surfing, free-cycling, or trash picking?  Maybe.  It depends on where you are picking, what you are taking, and your methods. You are breaking no federal laws by trash picking garbage … Continue reading Trash Picking Laws

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Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

Scoring free stuff on the curb is a great way to beat the system.  You are keeping stuff out of the landfill, finding unusual items, and keeping money in your pocket.  In some cases, the found items are better than what you would have purchased in a big box store. If you are reading this, … Continue reading Free Stuff on the Curb: 29 tips for scoring big

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Spring Is Dumpster Diving Season

When people look at my body, they are surprised to learn that I am a competitive diver.  However, if they watched me on Fridays (garbage day), they would see me moving pretty fast and flexing my lifting muscles in some world-class dumpster diving. Trash-picking saves money, helps the environment, gives the thrill of victory, and … Continue reading Spring Is Dumpster Diving Season