Trash Trawling: Strange Ways to Make Money

Dumpster diving can be a great way to both make and save some money. You save money when you find things you can use and you make money when you find things you can sell. Many things that are thrown away are usable. In my time I’ve found a working treadmill, tons of toys, a dumbbell set, plenty of books, a lamp, a working vacuum cleaner, and many other things. Some of these I’ve kept for myself and others I’ve cleaned up, refurbished, and sold, either at a yard sale or through eBay/Craigslist.

“Dumpster diving” doesn’t always mean literally crawling through a dumpster, so don’t think you have to don hip waders and climb into the dumpster to benefit fr


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3 Responses to Trash Trawling: Strange Ways to Make Money

  1. james says:

    Spot on Dumpster diving is a great way to make a little extra cash and help keep stuff out of the landfills.

    Dive on people

  2. Melanie says:

    My hubby just got a job to clean up a lot (the property is going up for sale and it looked horrible). We factored in the price of the backhoe (no way could this stuff be lifted by hand) and the price of the dump fees. While cleaning the field up, my hubby had the great idea to put all the pieces of metal on the trailer and instead of taking it to the dump, took it to a local recycler instead. So instead of paying $200 to dump the stuff, he just put $200 in the bank (that the recycler gave him) so that I can pay bills! Woohoo
    I am just tickled pink.

  3. Mary says:

    Every Spring our town has a Spring clean up week where
    everyone puts out junk by the curb for trash pick-up. So I
    and my daughter like to go look around at other peoples
    junk. We found a nice card table and chairs, an antique
    lamp, childrens hardback books, bar stools and even a
    box of over 50 nice pool ques. All these things we usually
    clean up and sell at a garage sale and made a little money,
    besides, it’s fun!!!

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