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04-30-2011 04:11 AM
Skylark
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

Wow! That's incredible!

Throwing out LPs...just criminal IMO. There's a store here in Los Angeles which buys used LP's for resale...they probably wouldn't pay much, but at least I'd get something out of it and somebody who treasures LP's would have the pleasure of browsing and finding what I got rid of. I couldn't guarantee somebody finding them in a dumpster.

If they would be full up or just not take some of the LPs, you can give the remainder away on the free section of Craigslist or on Freecycle.
04-30-2011 04:08 AM
Amy SF
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Originally Posted by Empty_Shell View Post

I have about 100 albums from a single haul. Mostly 70's rock. I gave my wife the Beatles White album.

Wow! That's incredible!

Throwing out LPs...just criminal IMO. There's a store here in Los Angeles which buys used LP's for resale...they probably wouldn't pay much, but at least I'd get something out of it and somebody who treasures LP's would have the pleasure of browsing and finding what I got rid of. I couldn't guarantee somebody finding them in a dumpster.
04-30-2011 02:40 AM
Empty_Shell I have about 100 albums from a single haul. Mostly 70's rock. I gave my wife the Beatles White album.
04-30-2011 02:00 AM
venomousx I find this whole idea/ thread fascinating, and I'm very intrigued, but I think I'm too "shy" to actually go out there and DO it. ^^;

Best of luck to you guys though!
03-28-2011 09:14 AM
Kappa
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

Trying to figure this post out.

You threw some little people in the dumpster?

You liberated some tea cakes which aren't vegan but you removed them anyway? What did you do with them? Give them to the little people you threw in the dumpster?

D: I found some records in the dumpster... and I gave the tea cakes to my flatmates, who are relatively short so...

EDIT: one of the records is worth about £50!
03-28-2011 04:43 AM
fadeaway1289
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

Trying to figure this post out.

You threw some little people in the dumpster?

You liberated some tea cakes which aren't vegan but you removed them anyway? What did you do with them? Give them to the little people you threw in the dumpster?

03-27-2011 07:41 PM
Beetlejuice
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03-27-2011 07:15 PM
Amy SF
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Originally Posted by Kappa View Post

Dumpstered some LPs tonight man, so psyched. Also hundreds (!!) of Tunnocks tea cakes, which I'm too vegan to munch, but am basking in the glory of having liberated anyway.

Trying to figure this post out.

You threw some little people in the dumpster?

You liberated some tea cakes which aren't vegan but you removed them anyway? What did you do with them? Give them to the little people you threw in the dumpster?
03-27-2011 07:13 PM
Kappa Dumpstered some LPs tonight man, so psyched. Also hundreds (!!) of Tunnocks tea cakes, which I'm too vegan to munch, but am basking in the glory of having liberated anyway.
03-26-2011 01:36 PM
Skylark The thrift stores around here are in cahoots, for the most part. If the ReStore gets clothing that would sell much better at the Sally Army, or the clothing consignment shop gets furniture dropped off, then the managers swap merch or just pay them what they think they can get for it at the appropriate store. So, if you really don't want to support the Sally Army because of their policies on gay and immigrant people, then in addition to not donating to the Sally Army, make sure you donate to a charity that can itself use your donation, because it could get swapped to the Sally Army. People have various reasons for not supporting different charities, and that's their right. They should do their research.
03-26-2011 06:03 AM
Joe
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

Because my parents lived through the Great Depression,

Mine did, too. And I feel like I lived through the Great Depression (at one remove) due to all the stories I heard constantly of the privations my parents and their friends suffered.

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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

I was raised on the concept of recycling before the word was even part of the English language

Same here. My parents just called it the "thrift" ethic--"Waste not, want not." But basically I see my own recycling ethic as being no different from what my parents taught me as a child.

Having said that, I look around me and do not see these values reflected in the behavior of the majority of people in today's society. I went to a concert, at a church, where food was served in the parish hall, including soda in cans and water in small plastic bottles. They had a recycling container with a hole in the lid for people to drop in cans or plastic bottles. They also had a trash can. The trash can was filled with plastic water bottles--apparently because most people were too lazy to walk 10 feet and put the bottles in the recycling container rather than the trash can.

Maybe we need an Eleventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not trash the planet."
03-26-2011 05:51 AM
Joe
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Around here AmVets does that, as does the Habitat for Humanity ReStore if you contact them, Joe.

Good to know. We have AmVets around here, but I didn't know they picked up clothing. I had called them in the past re furniture pickup.

I dunno if Habitat for Humanity picks up clothing around here. I think they have some sort of store, but I think it just carries building-related materials.

My point was not that ARC is the only place that could be called to get used clothes picked up. My point was that it is one place that can be called. Also, that at least around here, you don't have to call them; THEY call you, and call you, and call you. They are very aggressive in soliciting donations and "reminding" you of pickup days in your neighborhood.

With all these services for pickup, no one has to throw clothing in the trash--even lazy/busy people who cannot or will not drive the used clothing to the office of a local charity.
03-26-2011 03:06 AM
Amy SF Here in Santa Monica/Los Angeles we have Goodwill, the Salvation Army stores, thrift stores...my aunt was instrumental in starting a thrift store where 100% of the proceeds benefits the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic. That was many years ago, so anything I don't want anymore, not just clothes, I have always given to my aunt for the thrift store. Because my parents lived through the Great Depression, I was raised on the concept of recycling before the word was even part of the English language (as the youngest, I wore hand-me-down clothes well into adulthood). I'm lazy about a lot of things, but not where it counts, I guess.
03-25-2011 09:17 PM
I Heart Corey Haim!!
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Around here AmVets does that, as does the Habitat for Humanity ReStore if you contact them, Joe.

here too....amvets, purple heart, goodwill, and alot of other charities will have once a year pick-up or if you call they will send people/volunteers to come pick up your goodies....so to me there is no excuse to just pitch it....but thats just me and my never to be humble always loud and dramatic opinion.

Peace
03-25-2011 07:36 PM
Skylark Around here AmVets does that, as does the Habitat for Humanity ReStore if you contact them, Joe.
03-25-2011 10:25 AM
Joe
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Originally Posted by fadeaway1289 View Post

I'm guessing it's just plain laziness. Taking them to a thrift store would involve loading up the car with the bags , driving to the store, and then dropping them off. Guess it's easier to just put them at the curb with the rest of the garbage?

There is an organization where I live called ARC (I think that stands for Association for Retarded Citizens, or something like that) that sends trucks around to your house and picks up items from you. They are constantly calling. All you have to do is leave the stuff at the end of your driveway or on your front porch on pickup day.

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The Arc of Davidson County was founded in 1952 by parents and friends of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our members are people with disabilities and their families, friends and supporters who represent over five thousand adults and children in Davidson and surrounding counties. We are Nashville's chapter of The Arc of The United States, the largerst national membership disability organization.

http://www.arcdc.org/whoweare.html

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The Arc Pickup Service is the primary source of our non-governmental revenue, \tover\t$230,000 annually. The Arc contracts with J&I Advisory Support to employ telephone solicitors \twho ask for donations of discarded clothes and other items from households in Davidson and \tsurrounding counties. J&I dispatches trucks to pick up the items, which are then sold \tto a thrift store company.
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http://www.arcdc.org/pickup.html

Here's a link to the national organization. They have a "find a chapter" (near you) search utility at the top of the page.

http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2530
03-25-2011 10:09 AM
Joe
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

I just don't get this...Don't most people just give their unwanted clothes away to thrift shops or the Salvation army or some other nonprofit? Why would anyone just throw clothing in the garbage? It doesn't make sense to me...

This is an empirical question. But I think you may underestimate the laziness and indifference to the welfare of others of large segments of the population.
03-25-2011 09:19 AM
das_nut
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Originally Posted by Empty_Shell View Post

When the stuff doesn't work, I actually find it soothing to strip it down into all of it's individual pieces. I guess there's something wrong with me.

You'd be perfect for an e-waste recycling job.
03-25-2011 04:57 AM
Skylark
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Originally Posted by fadeaway1289 View Post

I'm guessing it's just plain laziness. Taking them to a thrift store would involve loading up the car with the bags , driving to the store, and then dropping them off. Guess it's easier to just put them at the curb with the rest of the garbage?

That sounds about right. One of my roomies, bless her heart, when she first moved in and was going through her stuff, she put a stack of clothes and shoes on the couch to go in the trash. Thankfully, I saw them before she put them in the trash, and I recommended she save these items (still in great shape) to sell in our garage sale in a few months. She'd get the money from anything sold that was hers, I explained. So, she packed the stuff up and put it in the basement for the garage sale.
03-25-2011 04:09 AM
fadeaway1289
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

I just don't get this...Don't most people just give their unwanted clothes away to thrift shops or the Salvation army or some other nonprofit? Why would anyone just throw clothing in the garbage? It doesn't make sense to me...

I'm guessing it's just plain laziness. Taking them to a thrift store would involve loading up the car with the bags , driving to the store, and then dropping them off. Guess it's easier to just put them at the curb with the rest of the garbage?
03-25-2011 02:26 AM
Amy SF
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Originally Posted by I Heart Corey Haim!! View Post

baby clothes, little booties and toys.....but it wasnt exactly in a dumpster...I was taking a winter walk and saw it poking outta the garbage and someone was outside and I asked if I could have it and they said sure and I took the bags and some were new on cute pink hangers and the ones that were used I cleaned up/washed and donated it all.

peace

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Originally Posted by I Heart Corey Haim!! View Post

when my friends Tommy and Ainsley were recently moving they were chucking like a million bags of garbage in the dumpster they found mens dress clothes....many ties and a suit jacket and a couple of pairs of pants.....the guy that lived above them was leaving corporate America and he was dumping all his bad clothes as he called them and moving on....so they dug them out and are cleaning them up to use or donate.

Peace

I just don't get this...Don't most people just give their unwanted clothes away to thrift shops or the Salvation army or some other nonprofit? Why would anyone just throw clothing in the garbage? It doesn't make sense to me...
03-24-2011 09:56 PM
I Heart Corey Haim!! when my friends Tommy and Ainsley were recently moving they were chucking like a million bags of garbage in the dumpster they found mens dress clothes....many ties and a suit jacket and a couple of pairs of pants.....the guy that lived above them was leaving corporate America and he was dumping all his bad clothes as he called them and moving on....so they dug them out and are cleaning them up to use or donate.

Peace
03-23-2011 10:57 AM
soilman
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Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

Well, the narrator actually said bleach solution, but I guess even a bleach solution would contain harmful chemicals.

But I agree, the idea of washing all my food in a bleach solution just to make it edible seems really creepy.

The "chlorine bleach" that you buy in a grocery store is a bleach solution, a solution of about 6% sodium hypochlorite, in water. It is the sodium hypochlorite which is the bleaching agent. If you mix 100 grams of this solution with approximately 100 grams of water, then you would have a solution of approximatealy 3% sodium hypochlorite, in water. If you were able to obtain a 20% solution, of sodium hypochlorite in water, and you got it on your skin or in your eyes, it would damage them faster than a 6% solution. The 6% figure was chosen as the strength to be sold to consumers, perhaps because it was thought to be unlikely to do serious harm with careless use. I noticed that at a pumping station at a water well for public water, there was a pickup truck with a big plastic bottle (must have been about 100 gallons) in it, labeled 12% sodium hypchlorite. I assume this is what they use to chlorinate the public water supply - by mixing in a small amount, with a large amount of water. Though I'm not sure what the percentage of sodium hypochlorite is, in the public water supply. Higher strength solutions are sold for using to chlorinate swimming pools.
03-22-2011 08:35 PM
Skylark
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Originally Posted by Empty_Shell View Post

So, I was checking out some curbside trash items last night during the Dog walk. In particular a couple of floor lamps. Had my flash-light on, then this joker who lives two houses away, stops right in front of me to watch what I'm doing. Quite annoying. Then he goes to park his truck backwards in his drive-way and I guess he was still a little too concerned about me, cause he backed up right over his own trash can.

Could have thanked him for giving you a better vantage point on his trash.
03-22-2011 05:23 PM
Empty_Shell So, I was checking out some curbside trash items last night during the Dog walk. In particular a couple of floor lamps. Had my flash-light on, then this joker who lives two houses away, stops right in front of me to watch what I'm doing. Quite annoying. Then he goes to park his truck backwards in his drive-way and I guess he was still a little too concerned about me, cause he backed up right over his own trash can.
03-18-2011 09:40 PM
I Heart Corey Haim!! baby clothes, little booties and toys.....but it wasnt exactly in a dumpster...I was taking a winter walk and saw it poking outta the garbage and someone was outside and I asked if I could have it and they said sure and I took the bags and some were new on cute pink hangers and the ones that were used I cleaned up/washed and donated it all.

peace
03-18-2011 06:37 PM
Empty_Shell Box of computer crap. All kinds of cables, motherboard slot plug-ins still sealed in factory plastic bags. I don't even know what half of them are. And a 6 piece altec lansing computer speaker system with a big subwoofer. a labtec verse 504 mic. Microsoft keyboard that doesn't look like it was ever used. Have not plugged anything in yet to see if it works.

When the stuff doesn't work, I actually find it soothing to strip it down into all of it's individual pieces. I guess there's something wrong with me.

This late model stuff is sterile and boring. I want another 70's time capsule find. Like the one with the KISS and Farrah Fawcett belt buckles and lead D&D figures and dragons.
03-14-2011 09:19 PM
nontoxicglue
Finds from the other day. I'm starting a blog to keep track of my diving adventures!
I gave the chips away to my non-vegan friends and split the rest with my roommate.
03-14-2011 09:13 PM
I Heart Corey Haim!!
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Originally Posted by Empty_Shell View Post

As soon as someone throws away a camera. LOL

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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Thank you, this totally made my day!

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Originally Posted by VenomousX View Post

Hahaha, caught me off guard with this one!

Agree....total hoot and a half

Peace
03-12-2011 06:48 PM
Kappa Just back from my usual spot and there was a weird smell around it, like chemical cleaners. Only took stuff in packets, but I think it was due to their being meat in the dumpsters, not a pretty thing to find oneself landing in :/ Also, a full suit, which I would have taken were it not for the meat - it was just too full of inference and weird for my liking.
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