Web Resources About Dumpster Diving Culture
Frugal Village's Dumpster Diving Pages
This site defines the term "Dumpster Diving". It includes photo examples of dumpster diving finds, tips on how to respond if confronted while dumpster diving, and much more. Follow the [More Dumpster Diving] link at the bottom of each page to explore the these three pages Frugal Village has dedicated to the practice of dumpster diving.
No need to pilfer from your neighbor's apple tree. FallingFruit.org is an interactive map that identifies locations around the world where fruits and vegetables are free for the taking. The map resembles a Google map but pinpoints where you can gather crab apples, raspberries, grapes, pears and other produce. Also identified: public water wells and trash bins with excess food waste. Most of the information comes from outside contributors, and the map is open for public editing.
Provoans Find a Treasure Trove in the Trash
An informative article that relates the virtues and life enhancing potential of dumpster diving: "Darby [a BYU student] and others believe Dumpster diving can improve a person's quality of life."
Weekend Full of Waste and Treasure--Dumpster Diving Experience
Northwest Public Radio reporter, Sueann Ramella, blogs about finding treasure in the trash and is surprised by her discovery of the "new things" she encounters that have marketable value; photos and video are included.
The author's of the book The Scavengers' Manifesto maintain this informative site and blog. They've got a "Scavengers Code of Ethics" on the site as well as many practical suggestions for making the most of out of the scavenging lifestyle. They qualify the concept of scavenging saying it, "encompasses every possible means of legally acquiring stuff for free — or for as cheaply as possible," and their site serves as an expression and how to on that concept.
Wikipedia: Dumpster Diving
As one would expect, Wikipedia offers its community created encyclopedic perspective on Dumpster Diving--including--background, legal status, socioeconomics, notable diving events and more.
Diving for Dinner
An article that originally appeared in the Washington Post. "Diving for Dinner" is all about liberating edibles from dumpsters before the discarded food meets the dump truck and its final demise in a landfill.
Trashwiki is a collaborative world wide guide of creating value from trash. It is written for and by dumpster divers. Here you will find plenty of trash-related articles, including articles on specific countries, markets and other places, articles on food and law from a dumpster diving perspective, and more.
Waste and Recycling News -- Headlines
Catch the latest updates from around the country on what's happening in the wacky world of trash. Some examples have included things like: "Alabama town has it's trash truck repossessed" "Man freed from compactor with minor injuries" and other curious rubbish, updated daily.
Eat Tarantula, so maybe dumpster diving isn't for you but a land crab, or tarantula, may be more pertinent.
Going Native, fed-up with society's wasteful lifestyle? Check out this site creator's experience leaving it all behind as he tries his luck living off the land in the Utah desert: Two Weeks in the Utah Desert with Only the Clothes on My Back