There are many instances of positive dumpster diving in Reno. As I went through my normal day, I chatted with the many people I encounter about Saving Dumpster Diving in Reno. Everyone I spoke to volunteered stories of their experiences Dumpster Diving or those of their family members and their friends. Most people were surprised that people in the Reno community wanted to ban "trash scavenging". Nearly everyone I spoke to had read in the paper, heard on the radio, or seen on the TV about the proposed ban. Most thought, as I do, such a ban enforcable by law would be ridiculous and not stop them from liberating usable items from the trash. It would only turn their hobby, or in most cases the rare opportunity to make a dumpster find, criminal.
Surfing the net, I came across a curious site-- http://dumpsterdiving.meetup.com/cities/us/nv/reno/. It is a site for meeting up with others having similar interest. It is unusual because there are fourteen people waiting for a dumpster diving meet up group to form. Yet, no one is stepping forward to form the group. That looks like a new task to accomplish over the next few days.
Furthermore, today, I made many contacts with people willing to come forward and support Dumpster Diving; a few hours were also spent sending out press releases to local Reno media, some national organizations and news agencies. We'll see shortly if the Dec 1st and 2nd media blitz on this issue can keep up until the proposed Dec 17th ban proposal is to be heard. Media or not this blog will keep tabs on the relevent events and continue to serve the public in Dumpster Diving awareness and the fight against a ban on trash scavenging.