Right now I'm staying at a park that has a trash bin and a recycle bin. I usually try to do my part when it comes to recycling, so I separate my refuse best as possible and throw it out. Problem is, sometimes I come back with items from the recycle bin.
Most of the snow birds are gone now and I have noticed they like to lighten their load before leaving.
A couple of weeks ago I found a near new RV mat sitting out in front of the recycle bin. I brought it back and hosed it down, it was just a little bit dirty and it cleaned up like new
Great, that was an item on my list that I now don't need to buy. All I need are some stakes to secure it to the ground so I put that on my list to pickup next time I go to the sporting goods store. A week later I found a whole box of stakes in a nice plastic container. Wow, guess I can cross that off my list.
Today I needed to put a few thing in my basement and temporarily put them in a cardboard box. Went to empty the trash tonight and found 3 nice large plastic storage bins with lids.
I have never really been one to dumpster dive, so I will refrain from calling it that. I just see things I can use when I take out the trash.
Anybody else have a problem passing up useable items that have been discarded by others?