30 Incredible Dumpster Finds

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and the ‘Dumpster Diving’ subreddit believes it literally, fully covering the saying. It’s an online community of over 130k members that’s been celebrating the cool things (including pets!) found among the trash since 2009, the year it was founded. With a tagline like ‘Fun with Garbage,’ there’s no way that somebody wouldn’t be intrigued to open the lid and take a peek at what’s going on in the group!

Found This Rascal Next To A Dumpster, She Made A Great Addition To The Family And Is By Far My Best Dumpster Diving HaulFound In The Alley. It Weighed A Million Tons, Because Those Pillars Are Real MarbleLast Summer I Found 2 China Teacups, And Last Night I Found The Matching Saucers In A Different City!When Out To Dumpsterdive And Play Pokémon Go Last Night, And Found This Little Cutie. Took Her In And Posted About Her On "Lost Pets" On Facebook. After She Had Been Missing For 2 Weeks, She Finally Got Back Home To Her Parents And She Was Only 3 Months OldHusband: “Honey It’s Just An Empty Case, I Am Not Climbing In For That.” Wife (Me): “Just Get In And Get It The Case Might Be Worth Something, Plus I Have A Feeling.” Who Was Right? Well It Was The Wife Of CourseFound This 1934 First Edition Mary Poppins In The Trash Of The Building I Work InWe Are Such A Wasteful Society, This Was Found In One Cee-Vee-Ess DumpsterI Found This Ring In The Dumpster On Monday! Had It Appraised Yesterday And Found Out It’s A Handmade Gold Ring From The 60s-70s! It’s 14k Gold Band Is Worth $200+ (Stone Is Glass). I Also Found Those Tiny Hands With It HahaSaved From The Landfill This Weekend!Thought Someone Was Throwing Away An Old Violin. Nope, It's Roulette!Found This Beauty In A Jewelry Box Mixed In With A Bunch Of Fake Jewelry. 14k Yellow Gold, With A 1k Tanzanite Gem In The Middle, Surrounded By 23 Genuine Baguette Diamonds. Having It Appraised In 2 DaysDon't Know What I'm Going To Do With It, But Couldn't See This Be RuinedThought You Guys Might Like My Fav Trash Pick Ever: Made My Dad Drive 25 Mins One Way In His Truck In Spitting Rain While I Sat With It To Make Sure No One Else Took It Has The Original Record Player Inside Also. I Know It’s Not Everyone’s Style But It’s Like It Was Meant To Be In My 50’s Ranch!Got This Side Table From The Curb. It's Top Was Broken, So I Spend A Little Over 3 Hours And €4 Worth Of Rope And Glue To Upcycle It To This!Tenants In My Apartment Complex Got Evicted. Left This In The Dumpster. Just Needs To Be Cleaned Up A LittleI Just Don't Know How You Throw These Away. Too CoolWhy Would Someone Throw This Away??My Dad Pulled This Gigantic Canvas Out Of The Dumpster At The School He Works At, I Taped The One Tear It Had, Covered It In Black Gesso And Painted ThisLittle Haul ..it Feed My Kids For Bit .. Hard Times This Blessing Helps AlotTook The Back Way Home This Evening And Stumbled Upon This Beauty. The Boyfriend Has Been Shopping Around For A Gaming Chair, Too!I've Always Wanted A Signed Book By This Author. Never Thought I'd Find It In A DumpsterPosted By A Friend$175 Watch Was Damaged Out For Having A Broken Clasp. Took It To The Watch Repair Kiosk At The Mall And He Said It Wasn't Broken, They Just Didn't Know How To Work The Self Adjusting ClaspOnce Again! I Am Saddened By This, But What’s Really Sad, Is Others Might Say “I’m Gross To Take Stuff Out Of A Dumpster” All The While I’m Thinking, “No The System Is Gross That I Even Have To”Pulled A Fully Functional 3D Printer While It Was Raining. All It Needed Was New Filament. One Of The Best Things I've Ever FoundFound In Someone Illegal Dumping, Such An Antique PrizeOkay I Know I've Said This Before And I Know I'll Probably Say This Again, But I Think I Just Made My Best Find. Found A Little Money Pouch With A Bunch Of Old Money In ItThis Beautiful Chair I Saved From A Skip Today!Hand-Carved Vintage Liquor Cabinet On The Curb!Lane Midcentury Modern Desk I Picked Off The Curb Last Night In My NeighborhoodFound This Dumpster Diving Tonight... Everything But The Chain Strap Marked And Tested As 14k GoldOne Of My Best Dumpster Finds Ever. 1940s Chest Type Coca Cola Cooler. Another Guy Showed Up With His Wife And Said Too Bad You’re All Alone You Cannot Pick It Up By Yourself. Well It’s In My House So I Guess I Did


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