Dumpster Diving‘ is a subreddit dedicated to urban foraging — searching through the trash for usable items.

Members of this online community share their experiences and tips for finding valuables, talking about both their successes and failures, as well as discussing ethical and legal considerations surrounding the activity.

Overall, it’s a supportive and informative subreddit, full of support and encouragement for everyone who tries to live at least a bit more sustainably and reduce waste.

So in an attempt to contribute to spreading the message, we at Bored Panda put together a new publication, featuring the subreddit’s most popular posts. Continue scrolling to check them out and fire up our first one for the older ones.

#1 My New Biggest Score

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#2 Found In The Dumpster Tied In A Trash Bag. What A Sweet Soul As Well. Poor Thing

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#3 Best Dumpster Dive Ever

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#4 Found This Boy By A Recycling Dumpster Today

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#5 Found A Completely Unused Art Set

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#6 Thought This Was Worth Saving

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#7 Two La Creuset’s Left At The Dumpster By My Work Today

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#8 Found This Painting In The Trash, Looked Like My Cat So I Grabbed It

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#9 Ok This Is Epic

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#10 Built Myself A Desk Out Of Some Mahogany Base Boards Taken Out Of The Dumpster! My Gaming Chair Was Picked Up From The Curb Side

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#11 Scoreeee. First One Of The Season

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#12 Not Dumpster Diving Per Se, But This Antique Hand Painted French Cabinet From The 1890’s Was A Part Of The “Junk” I Was Hired To Remove From A House Yesterday!

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#13 Someone’s Old Marble Collection Got Put In The Trash And Rescued By Me

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#14 My Curbside Cast Iron Haul!

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#15 I’ve Never Felt The Need To Post A Haul Until This

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#16 I Was Digging Through The Trash Of Someone Who Looked To Be Moving And I Found A Set Of Earrings Marked As 18k Gold And A Friend Who Is A Jeweler Tested The Stones And Said They’re White Sapphire

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#17 Was Out Of Dogfood And Broke Af. Thought I’d Take A Peek In The Pet Store Dumpster. Score

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#18 Dumpster Diver Needed A Little Help Out After Getting Stuck Down There

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#19 Someone Threw Out A Perfectly Working 40 Inch 4k Smart TV. Madness, But Mine Now

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#20 Found A Perfectly Fine Bass Guitar In The Garbage. On My Birthday!!

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#21 I’m Excited About This Find, I’m An Elementary Teacher And Next Year I’ll Have All My Kiddos Write Cards To Their Family/Staff! They Were Sealed In A Trash Bag Untouched On Top!

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#22 I Have Never Felt So Happy From A Dumpster Find

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#23 This 30+ Year Old Monstera Deliciosa Would’ve Gone To The Dump. Working At A Moving Firm Has Its Benefits! Girlfriend For Scale

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#24 Pretty Rad Find. My Grandparents Paid Something Like 75 Cents A Months Back In The Day For One Similar. Little Work, And She’ll Shine

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#25 Someone Didn’t Feel Like Cleaning Their $800 Espresso Machine. I Found It Sitting On Top Of A Garbage Can Out Diving Last Night

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#26 Found This Disco Ball – Expected It To Be Flimsy, Made Of Styrofoam But Its Actually Very Heavy And Nice!

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#27 Saw Someone On Here Say They Found A Bunch Of LED Lights Once. I Thought “Omg I Want To Find Some”… Well I Found 25 Boxes Last Night

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#28 I Make Blankets For Shelter Doggos/Homeless People And Their Dogs From Linen I Find In Dumpsters. Doggo In Photo Is My Little Weirdo. And No, I Did Not Find Her In A Dumpster:p

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#29 Pert Smert If My Favorite Dumpster By Far. Very Aesthetic, Brand New $150 Cat Tower, In The Box? Score. P.s. They Love It

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#30 I Love These Little Free Pantries I’ve Been Seeing Pop Up Lately. They Give Me A Great Opportunity To Practice Mutual Aid With My Neighbors By Filling Them Up With A Bunch Of Perfectly Fine Non-Perishables I Score From Dumpsters!

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#31 Back With More To Report. I Thought I’d Retired, But Last Night I Checked The Dumpster Again. Diapers, Storage, Heaters, Toys And Cases Of Cereal Later ($785) Sticker Price, I’m So Glad I Went. More Donation Trips To Make Next Week!

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#32 I’ve Died And Landed In Dumpster Nomad Heaven

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#33 Did I Find 30 Pairs Of Brand New $120 Boots In A Shoe Store Dumpster? Do All Of My Friends Now Have Said Pair Of Boots? Yes On All Fronts

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#34 In An Open Dumpster Behind My Target…

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#35 Antique Apothecary Scales Thrown Out By Neighbors

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#36 And Again… Brand New

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#37 Saved Before It Hit The Trash

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#38 Was Told You Guys Might Enjoy This. Found About 20 Tablets In The Trash Today. Mostly Old Galaxy Note 10.1 From 2014 But I’ll Take It With A Big Smile

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#39 $700 Free Wine…. I Asked The Dumpster God If I Should Quit Drinking. This Is Her Answer…. I Guess That’s A No!

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#40 Found This Costume With An Extra Head That Snaps Onto The Other Head In A Dumpster

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#41 Approximately 650 Pounds Of Aluminum Cans Collected At A Music Festival

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#42 I Got All Deez 242 Bananas From A Dumpster. Banana For Scale

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#43 Anyone Know A Good Recipe That Uses Like 80 Red Onions And 60 Bananas?

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#44 This Is My Third Load Of This Size, And Much More Left

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#45 Another $500+ Haul From My Favorite Dumpster. Haven’t Purchased Groceries In Years!

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#46 Todays Finds. I Still Don’t Know How I Found All Of This In The Same Dumpster

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#47 The Second Day Of Christmas Did Not Disappoint!

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#48 Weather Finally Cooling But Grocery Store Waste Not So Much! …favorite Asparagus Recipes?

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#49 Found This Guy In A Dumpster This Morning

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#50 Past 2-3 Weeks I’ve Found And Melted All Of This Aluminum Copper And Pewter. I Found 4 Cameras 3 Power Tools And 2 Bikes. For A Grand Total Of 340$ Not Including All The Metal In This Picture. Also Found A Few Computers And Laptops That I Will Be Scrapping Since They Do Not Work

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#51 Mind Blown! Handmade Leather Boots Near New And In My Size!! Boots Are Diplomat By The Company Thursday

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