Today begins Reno's pro-Dumpster Diving campaign. The catalyst for the creation of this grassroot movement was yesterday's front page article in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Residents seek ban on trash scavengers. Some of Reno's evening television news station also broadcast segments about the ban sought on trash scavengers. This was followed by reports on radio stations today.
The villification and mudslinging of dumpster divers, curb crawlers, trash scavengers and others who seek treasure in the receptacles filled with what some consider trash is horrendous. Who hasn't retrieved useful items from the trash?
The purpose of this site and blog is to inform the public and galvanize the local community in support of trash scavenging, dumpster diving, and other forms of recycling.
Today, while at the Virginia Street Antique Mall, an antique dealer, who has bought items from dumpster divers, quipped, "Dumpster diving is the ultimate form of recycling."
With that in mind, Save Reno Dumpster Diving will keep tabs on this issue while informing its readers about the value of Dumpster Diving. The website is currently in development, we started it today. But rest assured it will get better--with more links, more commentary, more stories and more trashy excitement in the next few days.
We've got an event planned to show support for Dumpster Diving in the Reno area. It will take place Sunday December 14th at a downtown Reno art gallery. Keep your eyes here, details will be revealed in the next few days.