|>> || im not one to dumpster dive for food, but other items ? have a ball baby. |
i once lived in a lower-class apartment complex, in kansas, and in those two years, i collected a plethora of stuff, and saw much more go to waste.
microwaves regularly went to the curb, which are good for things like digital displays, capacitors, magnetrons, wires, metal paneling, ect ect
clothes which only needed a good soaking and a second wash (i myself got pairs of jeans, some shirts, dresses and skirts, and purses from the 'big green box')
bicycles with flat tires, rusted chains, and loose handlebar collars (not to be racist, but it seems to me that black youth really don't appreciate the concept of basic to moderate bicycle maintenance. with 50 bucks for replacement chains and tires, and maybe 2 hours of work, they could have kept their bike.)
older books whose pages had only started to yellow
older computers (i have 3 shells of beige towers which got refurbished and upgraded enough to have decent running speed/processing power circa year 2000)
in cases of eviction (fairly often at this particular complex), whole apartments worth of stuff ended up in the get-it-gone; still good furniture, clothes, toys, books, TV's and electronics, bedding, hand-tools, decorative paintings (mostly of jesus, rather unsurprising, considering the demographic/ geographical area),
small musical instruments (cheap pvc recorders and the like, no expensive stuff like synthesizers or violins, unfortunately)
.......theres alot of stuff that ended up on the curb, that coulda gone to someone else, if only it had a chance at a thrift shop instead of a trash box.