Over the course of the Save Reno Dumpster Diving campaign, all major media outlets both interviewed and quoted the campaigns various activists and this site's frontman. Look through our blog posts for links to articles that are still available and then there is the Save Reno Dumpster Diving video, Dumpster Wars, which documents many of Save Reno Dumpster Divings media encounters and overall actions.
Transition Reno & Artemisia are screening another great documentary. This time we are digging through trash with the movie DIVE and the local short film DUMPSTER WARS. We will have a panel discussion with film maker Christopher Moore, Salvation Army Recycling Center manager Steve Miller, dumpster diver Mike Mechanic and other local activists.
June 5, 2012 at 7 pm at the Good Luck MacBeth Theater (119 N. Virginia)
$7 / $5 for members, bicyclists and students
Local short film Dumpster Wars (by Christopher Moore)
Reno's Trash Politics showcases the activities of Save Reno Dumpster Diving, an activist response to a proposed Ordinance to Restrict Scavenging of Garbage in Reno, NV.
Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles
of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.
See you at the movies.
Elias Dechent artemisia moviehouse
"Reno's alternative for independent, foreign and classic films."
To coincide with today's publication in the Reno News & Review article about dumpster diving--"Diving team, Come on in, the Dumpster's fine", we are finally releasing the long-awaited video documenting SaveRenoDumpsterDiving's media frenzy and political posturing of 2008: DUMPSTER WARS: Reno's Trash Politics
(For a synopsis of video see February 2011 blogpost)
After a few seasons of scavenging for the lost footage of Reno's Dumpster Wars of 2008, the long anticipated exposé of Reno's Trash Politics is finally coming to completion.
A collaboration of many anonymous sources have contributed found footage to the film project that Save Reno Dumpster Diving has spent the last months piecing together.
Dumpster Wars: Reno's Trash Politics will at last be available for all to see coming out this summer 2011. Stay tuned....
Dumpster Wars: Reno's Trash Politics showcases the activities of Save Reno Dumpster Diving, an activist response to a proposed Ordinance to Restrict Scavenging of Garbage in Reno, NV.
Save Reno Dumpster Diving intended to protect the activities of Food Not Bombs, hobby curb crawlers, Freegans, trash bin divers, found object artists, dumpster divers, gleaners, recyclers, urban hunter gatherers and anyone who has ever retrieved perfectly good items from the trash, dumpster, curb or dump.
Save Reno Dumpster Diving's claimed mission ostensibly was:
“To galvanize public support and understanding of trash scavenging, dumpster diving, curb crawling and other forms of recycling. Its ultimate goal is to defeat any attempts to outlaw these activities in the Reno area.”
At the time of Save Reno Dumpster Diving’s creation, there were already numerous laws available to the City of Reno that could be applied to discourage trash scavenging; it was theoretically illegal. Dumpster Wars chronicles the feigned movement, protest, and City Council bewilderment generated via Save Reno Dumpster Diving.
Conceptually, the film is a guerrilla act. Every local television news station in Reno and the Reno City Council itself produced the footage. When the multiple sources of footage are pieced together a new story emerges. The new story reveals an absurd reality set in motion by Save Reno Dumpster Diving—the Reno City Council gets serious about talking trash.
Utilizing the techniques of guerrilla communication theory, Save Reno Dumpster Diving achieved its hidden agenda of creating news, awareness and confusion. Dumpster Wars: Reno's Trash Politics is the culmination of the Save Reno Dumpster Diving campaign.
Food Not Bombs on KTVN
KTVN Channel 2 continued its coverage of the dumpster diving culture with today's "BIG STORY" being Locals Dumpster Dive to Eat and Feed the Hungry. If you missed the television broadcast, the transcripts of the story are at the above link.
In honor of today, the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, we're going to keep the post short. What we've got for you is a sad tale from S. California about perfectly good (and mostly new) items of value filling dumpster after dumpster as homes are foreclosed and their former residents--too despondent to hire moving trucks--abandon their material goods and the banks hire a company to throw the items in the trash. Watch it here.
Announced today, the letter to the editor of the Reno-Gazette Journal (RGJ) Dumpster divers not after your ID by R. Hand won a Silver Pen Award for the best letter published in the last week. The letter originally appeared in the Dec. 8th issue of the RGJ in response to a Nov. 24th letter--Dumpster diving should be illegal. Congratulations R. Hand and thank you for contributing to the Save Reno Dumpster Diving cause. We salute you. Keep diving.
Save Reno Dumpster Diving presents part of an ethnotgraphy about "trash" to expose the complexity of castaway goods and some of the issues at hand as the City of Reno's proposed ban on trash scavenging remains to be resolved.
The Reno City Council delays action on trash law (link to Reno Gazette-Journal article on topic published today). Save Reno Dumpster Diving will review recordings of the full discussions and keep you updated for any further motions on this issue, its inclusion on the Agenda of future meetings, and all other pertinent information regarding the matter of interest to Save Reno Dumpster Diving's Mission:
Dumpster Diving Advocate