It seems like there's been a whole of dumpster diving TikToks making their way onto my FYP lately. As someone who hates paying full price for something AND hates waste, I'm fascinated by their finds.
In honor of this trend making its way to the spotlight (yet again), here are some of the most impressive treasures that people have shared on the Dumpster Diving subreddit:
1."I have never felt so happy from a dumpster find 😳."
2."$700 worth of free wine. I asked the dumpster gods if I should quit drinking. This was their answer."
3."Well, I guess this is my magnum opus of dumpster diving..."
4."Someone didn’t feel like cleaning their $800 espresso machine. I found it sitting on top of a garbage can out diving last night."
5."Found this in the dumpster and thought, 'What the hell, let me check the balance.' Turns out there is money on it!!"
6."In an open dumpster behind my Target…"
7."Found these two La Creuset’s left at the dumpster by my work today."
8."I took the back way home this evening and stumbled upon this beauty. The boyfriend has been shopping around for a gaming chair, too!"
9."My local video game store dumpster can be pretty nice…"
10."Someone’s old marble collection got put in the trash and rescued by me."
11."$300 headphones still in shrink wrap. Who does this?"
12."I’m excited about this find. I’m an elementary teacher, and next year, I’ll have all my kiddos write cards to their family/staff! They were sealed in a trash bag untouched on top!"
13."This is a first...$450 bouquet of roses."
14."I thought someone was throwing away an old violin. Nope, it's roulette!"
15."I found 16,000 scratch off tickets from the local convenience store dumpster, where you could win snacks and stuff. Some jackpots evidently!"
Now, it's your turn! Have you ever dumpster dived? What's the most unexpected, expensive, or wildest thing you've found? Comment below!
Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.