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it's winter again and that means dumpster goodness! [08 Nov 2011|09:34pm]

long nights and cold temps!

I'm a newbie to dumpstering. Looking for buds and leads. Thanks all.

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Unlocked Dumpsters [06 Dec 2010|12:38am]

Hey everyone!

I just checked out all the dumpsters at the Balinger Thriftway and the stores around it and it seems that no one there locks their dumpsters at all.  There is a trash compactor at the grocery, sadly.  I did get some undamaged bags of chips out of the rite aid dumpster, and a whole combo pizza (still warm, even) from the pagliacci's compostables dumpster across the street!  Mmm mmm!

Does anyone know of any good places near 15th and balinger to reclaim food?  Has anyone tried the aurora costco or 3rd Place Books?

Seems like there's a lot of dead air on this list so I'm hoping it picks up a bit.
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still divin' [04 Dec 2010|01:52pm]

I checked out the CD Grocery Outlet last night with my girlie. WOW

Tons of produce and sweets.

Other good produce dumpsters are at Top Banana on 15th (nw) and the Ravenna produce stand near Whole Foods.
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Chocolate! Come'n'get it! [02 Mar 2010|06:25pm]

Hey humans,

The Dilettante (chocolate!) dumpster had a really good score today, and there was still lots left as of a half hour ago or so. Dumpster is located near the NW corner of 22nd & Hill. Side facing the street is locked, but if you go round to the other side, it slides right open. There's dark-ish chocolate nuggets, giant chocolate-covered raisins, and some sort of milk chocolate "dust" w/ chunks.

Go, go, go, go!

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i hear there's a wood dumpster [07 Jul 2009|12:40pm]

When i first moved into town in feb i heard wind of a wood dumpster. i'm looking to make some frames for screenprinting. any info would helpful. i need to make patches to take with me on a bicycle tour.

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Hello! :D [10 Feb 2009|01:50am]

New to this community and dumpster diving in Seattle especially.

I was curious if anyone was willing to give me the tour. I'm specifically interested in the more prominent locations simply because I've taken it upon myself the past few weeks to scout out nearly every dumpster possible that I can. Very little results but it could prove to be worth it.

But like I said, I haven't hit any of the known sites and could use a friendly guide. I'm free nearly all day and night, everyday. My number is (360)440-8556, my name is David and I have no license, only my bicycle. Thanks in advanced.
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About peanut-based products [20 Jan 2009|12:22pm]

Via the CoC mailing list:


Stay safe!


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hope this gets to someone! [20 Dec 2008|12:52am]

Queen Anne Trader Joe's is inundated with garbage, and Joe himself would commend you for lightening his garbage heap. Actually, at 9am saturday morning there will be 40 shopping carts full of food "to be spoiled" (thrown away) but not in the dumpster because the dumpster is FULL. Usually the food banks send runners every morning, but they haven't shown up in three days, presumably due to weather. Be a good neighbor, and spread the word!

good luck!
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[27 Nov 2008|11:22pm]

some important news.
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UD TJ's [01 Nov 2008|04:17pm]

if you've been waiting for it, it's in there right now.

and it's delicious.
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naked juice! [25 Aug 2008|03:30pm]

okay so ive been going to the naked juice dumpster for about 2 years now and the last few times ive been there its been empty. does anyone know what the heck is going on? did they move? where? and is there anymore juice dumpsters? im going thirsty haha
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Tortilla dumpster! [03 Jul 2008|11:13am]

Okay, so the findings were fairly sparse (3 or 4 large packages of small corn tortillas, 3 or 4, packages of tostadas) but I imagine that if you are in Georgetown regularly you could check and see which day is the best for diving.

Puentes Brothers, Inc (aka Don Juan Tortillas):

6345 6th Ave S

On 6th Ave S between Michigan & River.

Happy hunting, folks!

Also: Would anyone like to meet up some night to go diving in SoDo/Georgetown? After about 8pm appears to be the best time-ish. Anyhow, I'd love a hand, and we could split spoils. Monday nights have been (in my experience) pretty good, altho it can be hit or miss.


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offloading [30 Jun 2008|12:03pm]

Hi y'all,

I'm moving x-country in my car today. I just set a ton of stuff, including the non-perishables items from my cupboard and a bunch of housewares, out by the dumpster in front of my building at 1512 Boylston Ave. Hope someone can use it!
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[17 Apr 2008|08:19pm]

Hi, I'm new, to here and diving.
I'd like to get out there with some bodies if anyone is willing to let me tag along, get to know some useful locations.

There are pies @ the M street dumpster on madison and 8th tonight if anyone wants.
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Compost bins [06 Apr 2008|02:37am]

Has anyone else had sites dry up due to use of compost bins? All of my good produce sites got bins, and all of a sudden what used to be dinner is so bruised and mushy that it is actualy trash!
I'm glad these busnesses are doing the responsible thing--but I needed to rant after the most recent episiode of an increadible dry streak.

Does anyone have any sites to recomend that don't compost, or are at least gentle with their compost?
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Crazy Cheese All the Time Get Some! [25 Mar 2008|11:52pm]

there is an insane amount of cheese in a plastic bag behind the compost dumpster at the Wedgewood QFC. Nice cheeses and reg'lr type. one of you omni's would be silly to pass this up. or lazy, i guess.
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i heart dumpsters. [06 Feb 2008|01:35pm]


chalk mural by Gary Bikehouse.
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The dive of all dives [01 Feb 2008|01:29pm]

We're (Aganch & I) are doing a crusade of all the dumpsters we can think of to hold many goodies. We leave in two hours. We'll see how the results turn out.
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Live Life to the Fullest! [04 Jan 2008|11:52am]

Live life to the fullest!
Model: Jan of Holland

I hope to do more soon. Large paintings all about dumpster diving.
Share your Photos??? My resolution is to finally do the show...
the link to last years thread

Encourage yourself & Others!
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Essential and Field Roast [07 Nov 2007|04:17pm]


I recently heard rumor that the lids on the Essential bread dumpster have been removed to discourage diving.  Has anyone verified this?

Also, apparently the Field Roast dumpster has been locked and then, almost immediately, the lock was snipped off. 

I haven't verified either of these myself, but am planning to investigate today or tomorrow.  Has anyone else seen / heard about this?

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