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extras [26 Oct 2007|09:51am]


i made a couple rad scores last night. i ended up with an extra bottle of Soy Vey island tariyaki sauce if anyone wants it. i'm not a huge fan, but there was a case of it sitting outside the Joe's on cap hill last night. one of the employees came to retrieve the rest. he told me, "someone broke a bottle in it and just wrote it off. i was like, 'don't just throw it all away! i'll give it to my neighbor or something!'"  (as he watched me climb in, he added, "you know the other one's just recycling, right?" "yep!")

i can probably be convinced to throw in a hunk of happy ham (of which i have several frozen right now) and some banana bread made from other goodies i found. everything's vegan.

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tjs, tonight [16 Oct 2007|05:32pm]

u district tjs had about 12 shopping carts full of food they will put in the dumpster tonight when i was there this morning. 

i scored:
14 boxes of organic strawberries
several naan, tortillas and flat breads
a huge box of flowers they hadn't even unpacked, just stuck straight in the garbage. 

there were other things, but it was broad daylight with lots of people around, so i had to be sneaky.  
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A homo in need is a homo indeed [21 Sep 2007|08:00pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

My partner and I have been attempting to dumpster for about a year now with mixed results; heavy on the failure.
I'm hoping that someone out there might be willing to show us the ropes. We have a car and would be more than happy to help cart hauls home. We could also arrange a skillshare type barter. My sweetie can tell you a thing or two about block printing as well as a couple other visual art techniques. I can train your dog (humainly), and do beginning guitar and vocal lessons. I'm an experianced English tutor and we can both tutor/teach beginning ASL, complete with culture info.

Failing that, another novice to continue our trial and error learning process with would be wonderful.

Who's up for some mischife and adventure?

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[26 May 2007|02:11am]

Want fresh produce?
M street market (on Madison, just a block east of I-5) is the place to be.

Seriously, we made out like bandits.
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[04 May 2007|02:43pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Has anyone tried the Central Market up in Shoreline (off Aurora)? It looks like a gold mine but it's super far from my home. Anyone know if it's worth the trip?

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Rising Sun! [17 Apr 2007|10:31pm]

Lots of asparagus at the NE corner of 15th and 56th ne.
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Free boxin' [17 Mar 2007|01:32pm]

Hope it's ok to post this as it's not really dumpstering...

I just put a free box out at 1809 15th av (between Denny and Howell, cap. hill). Probably the most interesting things out there are a couple rat cages (full sized and travel) and a bike rack. There is quite a bit of pet stuff (no one died, we just decided our animals own far too much crap) and a bunch of misc. items.
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[05 Feb 2007|01:10pm]

Mansion: The Estate Sale!
Mansion: The Gathering, the beloved and short-lived punk house, is in its final throws. The house is being demolished on February 14th, and we're celebrating the end by having a community swap-meet February 13th and 14th.
Bring over your things you want to get rid of! Come and see what treasures us and other friends have brought! Don't have anything to get rid of? Don't worry about it - just come anyway and see what fun stuff you can have.
We'll have zines, buttons, and vegan baked goods for sale, with $$ going to the SeattleDIY Collective and a yet-to-be-decided charity.

Try to bring at least reasonably cool stuff. Hang out as long as you like. Have fun as hard as you can.

@ Mansion: The Gathering
311 14th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Feb 13 + 14
Noon-8pm! Free!
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Trucker Bomb!! [30 Jan 2007|09:44pm]
[ mood | thank god for truckers ]

Found what looked to be a gallon of apple juice in the sodo juice dumpster. Brought it home and put it in the fridge. Sorta forgot about it, however the room mate had opened it up. And thank god he smelled it first. So be careful of trucker bombs in the skip. TBs and dirty diapers, gotta watch out.

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ICE CREAM SCORE! [17 Dec 2006|03:11am]
Went Dumpstering tonight. The storm caused a lot of places to throw out the frozen.

The QFC on Roosevelt at 66th has lots of Ice Cream sitting out in the cold. Ben and Jerry's, haagen-dazs, dryers... As well as some Juices. It's just sitting out in the cold waiting for you to come rescue it from the trash.
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Dive & Thrive [05 Sep 2006|03:21pm]

Dumpster Dive

Dumpster Thrive

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[15 Aug 2006|08:38pm]


Carousel Festival!!! Tickets available now!!

brought to you by the lovely kids of the SeattleDIY.com Collective.
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dumpster photo [19 Jul 2006|08:21pm]

Found on a dumpster in Ballard...thought I'd share:

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Juice Dumpster [18 Jul 2006|10:48pm]

The juice dumpster was BRIMMING today. If you have a car or bike and fridge space and like Naked Juice (delicious and nutritious!) I highly recommend going tonight, nay, RIGHT NOW, to pick up juice. We got nearly 4 paniers full.
If you need directions: http://www.wayfaring.com/waypts/show/14505
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Free Bread [17 Jul 2006|11:13am]

Not too many posts here lately - just wanted to share in case this is new to anyone. The Essential Baking Co (1604 N. 34th St. - Fremont) seems to always have loads of bread in their dumpsters - im talking 300+ loafs of all types perfect condition. Suggestion: Stop by after closing and load up.

Over and out.
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[01 Jul 2006|01:32pm]

Early July SeattleDIY.com events!Collapse )
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[18 Jun 2006|02:15pm]
upcoming SeattleDIY eventsCollapse )
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DIY Academy needs your help [15 Jun 2006|10:20am]

Hey dumpster divers, DIY Academy needs your help! We're trying to get together supplies for this year's classes. Can you help us get any of the following things? Or do you have recommendations about where we could find any of it?

motorcycle coil spring
safety glasses
exacto knives
cutting mats
manila folders
spray paint
paper to spray on
measuring cups
baking pans
paper (8.5x11)
glue sticks
drawing utensils
rubber bands
fun colored paper
Whiteboard and pens
fabric (especially canvas, denim, cordura, nylon)
nylon webbing
velcro, buttons, plastic buckles, zippers, magnets, string ties
duct tape
tape measures
heavy gauge sewing needles
heavy duty thread
old magazines
destroyable books

the DIY Academy Skull Board

p.s. DIY Academy starts next week! Come to our party on June 21 at the Richard Hugo House...or pick up a catalogue at ZAPP, Left Bank Books, Bauhaus, and other fine establishments.
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[13 Jun 2006|05:21pm]
Registration has begun for DIY Academy. You can pick up catalogues @ LeftBank Books, Wayward Cafe, the Globe, ZAPP, or other friendly

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project's Do-It-Your-Self Academy
Opening Party

"DIY Makes You Fly"
Wednesday, June 21 at Richard Hugo House

SEATTLE, WA - Richard Hugo House's ZAPP presents the opening party of the 2006 Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Academy party on June 21st from 6 p.m. time to 11:30 p.m. at Richard Hugo House in ZAPP.

The DIY Academy is a series of low cost workshops focused on
independent media that span throughout the summer of 2006 in which people share their specialized skills to put the tools for self publishing, social change and independent living directly in the hands of students. Example classes include "Palestine 101," "Erotic Poetry for Survivors of Abuse," and "Blacksmithing." All sessions are $5 each.

This year's DIY Academy theme is "DIY Makes You Fly". The opening party features kite making, other arts and crafts, live demonstrations and entertainment at 7 p.m. by live bands including The Pharmacy, Snowman Plan, The Flex, Linus Kills Lucy, Snowman Plan with Cloak and Luke Affrakkah-Dukkah. Guests to "DIY Makes You Fly" will be able to register for DIY workshops that evening, a day before registration opens to the general public. The party is open to all ages but there will be a cash bar.
Admission is free; a $5 donation is appreciated.

More information about the DIY Academy is available by contacting Hazel Pine at zines@hugohouse.org or at http://www.hugohouse.org/diy/ .

Richard Hugo House, established in 1997 on Seattle's Capitol Hill, is a vibrant place for writers, readers and everyone who loves literature and the written word. Our mission is to support writers of all ages and backgrounds with the resources they need, to connect audiences to the world of writing and to promote the literary arts through the work of social justice. Hugo House is located at 1634 11th Ave., Seattle.

The Zine Archive & Publishing Project exists to validate independent
publications (extant and defunct, past and present), to promote the
perpetuation of the art form, and to champion freedom of speech and creative cultural evolution. Located downstairs in the Hugo House basement ZAPP collects zines, comics, chapbooks, pamphlets, journals, gazettes, city papers, fan 'zines, art mags, monographs, short anthologies, personal transmissions, and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display.
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Bike4Peace Seattle Benefit Concerts: [08 Jun 2006|07:07pm]

Join us for the first of the Seattle Benefit Concerts for Bike4Peace. This first show will feature Jim Page, Jim Hinde, William Limbaugh, and Nova Clawson for song and spoken word.
Bike4Peace is a cross-country bike ride from Everett, WA to Washington, DC to protest war and peaceful, alternative transportation and renewable energy.
Funds from the concert will support cyclists for food, repairs, and hosting on their 56 day trek averaging 82 miles a day through mountain ranges, forests, and blistering plains to connect peace groups and promote alternative transportation.
The concert will take place in Gasworks Park following the departure of the World Naked Bike Ride.

Website for more info:
Contact Person:
Ron Toppi
Contact Email:
Contact Ph. Number:
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