I know I have done this many times without thinking that theseitems may be useful to someone else. Dumpster Divers are people who search for things that other people have thrown out thatare still useful, can be recycled and have value. They will not only pick up discardeditems left at the curb side of people’s homes, but they will climb into dumpsters atapartment buildings and behind shopping centers. Most dumpster divers don’t actually get into the bins and dig around. Instead, they use along pole allowing them to lean over the dumpster and pull the goods they want up tothem. People enjoy doing this as a hobby.
For them it is like a treasure hunt. Dumpster divingcan also be profitable. For example: Money can be made from aluminum cans to itemsthat can be resold in a garage/yard sale. Dumpster diving has its’ good qualities as well as bad qualities. The good being what Ihave listed above.
The bad qualities being that dumpster divers need not get intodumpsters that have medical and hazardous waste. Here a person could be jabbed with aused sharp needle or even get unknown substance on them. In some places dumpster diving is illegal. I can see the reasoning of why it would be. Ifeel that in a way it is stealing as well as who wants people going through their garbage,which may contain paperwork with confidential information on it.I also can see thatsometimes it is also a good thing because something I may throw away may be veryuseful to someone else.Science .