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Old 02-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default do you have garbage pickers in your neighborhood?

i finally caught a glimpse of one going through my trash. it's like seeing an angel. isn't this a sign of good luck in some cultures?

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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what did they take?

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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hopefully not dairy

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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i couldn't tell what she took but she looked through everything and pulled half of everything out of the can (one big can, 2 boxes, and 3 bags full of non-kitchen/bathroom rubbish).

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #5
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i did some studio cleaning

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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oh this reminds me

one time around 3am, my dog started freaking out which is unusual because he usually doesn't get all hyped up about much of anything but the postman (even people coming to the door he doesn't bark at). I look out the window and there's a guy gathering my pile of brush, and then he takes off running to a condo complex across the street with my brush. To this day I still don't know what the fuck that was about.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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Mitt romeny is not concerned with garbage pickers.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #8
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whenever I've put trash out by the curb it attracts a steady stream of "junk men". They're mainly looking for metal, which they can sell to scrap yards, but I've found them going through my recycle bin too.

I had 15 yard dumpster in my driveway for 4 days last summer. I found people climbing around in it ever single day it was there.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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i once got paid $150 to fetch two dead rotting turkey that someone threw in a dumpster. 150 was half the price to call the dumpster guys. luckily the dumpster was empty and the turkeys were already in plastic bags.

it just smelled real bad cos it was summer.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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money for nothing. nice.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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whenever I've put trash out by the curb it attracts a steady stream of "junk men". They're mainly looking for metal, which they can sell to scrap yards, but I've found them going through my recycle bin too.

I had 15 yard dumpster in my driveway for 4 days last summer. I found people climbing around in it ever single day it was there.
When you say junk men, do you mean tweakers? Because those are the only ambitious scrap metal-ers I've ever heard of.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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i saw a guy pull a bottle of water out of trashcan and drink what was left.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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i live in a big city on a major downtown street. my recycling bags typically have beer cans in them. so, yes.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #14
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no

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #15
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money for nothing. nice.
play dem bongos like a chimpanzee

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #16
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This guy keeps knocking at my door asking if he can buy week old pastries I'd thrown out for 25 cents on the dollar. It's less exciting than you'd think.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #17
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I DON'T LIKE THAT SHOW ANYMORE

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #18
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i think she took a small toy keyboard

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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Whoa, Brendan you have a dog?


Also my parents had some. They were cool. Sometimes they'd ask us about taking something if they drove past the house as we were piling up waste. Good people. And they recycle. I got no probs with them.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #20
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I love garbage pickers. They are extremely prompt in collecting my old TVs, electronics and furniture. Whenever I see a pickup truck overflowing with shit I smile and wave and say "thanks for picking up my shit!"

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #21
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Where I come from we call them dumpster divers.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #22
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here we call them mexicans

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #23
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Where I come from we call them dumpster divers.
no dumpsters here this is residential

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #24
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When you say junk men, do you mean tweakers? Because those are the only ambitious scrap metal-ers I've ever heard of.
No. I'm talking about juys who drive around in beat up old pick ups and take jobs hauling away piles of junk for cheap. Usually they have big pieces of plywood bolted to the truck bed to turn their pick up into a ghetto dump truck. Couple of guys in my neighborhood do that. they both have their phone numbers spray painted on the sides of their truck. I think one calls his "Joe's Junk" and the other guy has the worlds "Scrap Haulin'" written on his.

Scrappers.

Not to be confused with Scrapers


 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #25
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No. I'm talking about juys who drive around in beat up old pick ups and take jobs hauling away piles of junk for cheap. Usually they have big pieces of plywood bolted to the truck bed to turn their pick up into a ghetto dump truck. Couple of guys in my neighborhood do that. they both have their phone numbers spray painted on the sides of their truck. I think one calls his "Joe's Junk" and the other guy has the worlds "Scrap Haulin'" written on his.

Scrappers.
i think it's assumed that those dudes are tweakers

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #26
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i see a few messicans rummaging through my apartment's dumpster now and then. they seem to make some good finds sometimes. i saw one old lady find a box full of clothes

i don't mind them but god i hate how the dumpsters are right out in the open. it makes the buildings look ten times trashier than they really are

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #27
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when i lived in Boston we didn't have cans or anything we just put our bags on the curb every friday.

every friday morning real early all the old chinese people came by with sticks with pointy hooks on the end and rubber gloves and aprons and sometimes those paper face masks and RIPPED open EVERY bag on the block, took what they wanted, and left the rest scattered on the sidewalk. it's not the trash-person's job to pick up the garbage, just grab the bags. so whatever fell out stayed out. it got really really bad at one point. in the summer it stunk like whoa.

i left the house @5am and would sometimes catch them in the act and yell and chase them away. i dont care if you dig through a bin and walk away with my cans or anything you want really, but it became a public health hazard.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #28
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mostly recyclers, especially since this is a bottle deposit state. when i lived in albany my street was real quiet so i could always hear them making noise with all those glass bottles all night.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #29
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my building's trash is in a locked garage, so no

and at my bf's place in chicago the trash is in an alley behind the building that you can't see. so they could be there but i'd have no way of knowing.

 
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since this is a bottle deposit state.
wait what

 
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