Dumpster Divers?


Anyone do this here? Any good loot you find?
I am curious to do this in the computer area… they gotta just toss out tons of stuff for the latest gizmo version 3.0.1 whatevers.


Scratchin’ my head here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dumpster in Taipei. They have 'em?

Seems to me all the waste gets processed in-house? Like, in this twin tower building there’s a pair of janitors that spend all day up and down, collecting the waste and recycling. I see those fuckers doin’ some diving, man. They get great stuff. I’m envious sometimes, but they also have a stranglehold on the racket. They caught me snatching up a perfectly good space heater and gave me the old, “Oh no, you can’t do that, buddy.”

Back home we soundproofed our studios with shit we’d find dumpster diving. In fact, out where I lived near the beach, the entire neighborhood was a dumpster. If you wanted to get rid of an old mattress or household appliance, you just set it out on the curb at midnight; it’d be gone by 1:00 a.m. cuz people like us would be cruising around lookin’ for good shit.

Anyway, if the dumpster deal is happening here in Taiwan, let me know! I’m in!