dumpster find of the week: scavenging for the kids

Aaah, dumpster diving.  There has been sadly little of it in my life lately, leaving me to live vicariously through the tales of others.  Like this one.  Frugal Vegan Mom wrote me recently to tell me about this crazy-ass toy that her Grandma-ma pulled out of the trash and that her baby loves.  She saw […]

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dumpster find of the week: the green lady

I kid you not.  Spotted by the lovely Frau Dietz in Wiesbaden, Germany. Have you found anything good on the curb lately?

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dumpster find of the week: frau dietz and the lost typewriter

The “click clack” in Click Clack Gorilla was born of my love of typewriters, the sounds they make, the way typewritten words look on a piece of paper. While they don’t fit well with the writing processes I have developed via computer use (ie writing a bunch and then doing a hundred rounds of tiny […]

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dumpster find of the week: wheelbarrow, boots, squirrel

In an obvious move, Click Clack Gorilla begins collecting children’s things from the all-giving trash.

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dumpster find of the week

I’ve run out of dumpster find of the week posts. Sure, there are still plenty of odds and ends around the trailer that are from the trash that I have yet to share on dumpster find of the week, but really, I want to hear from you. Are you dumpster diving? Are you hauling home […]

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love and trash and love and trash

We interrupt your regularly scheduled dumpster find o’ the week post for this important news bulletin: Click Clack Gorilla is now available on the Love and Trash blog. (Wohoo!) My first post there can be seen here—all the Frankenstein-inspired recycling for the apocalypse ravings you’ve come to expect, with some pictures that will look familiar […]

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dumpster find of the week: chocolate lovers eat your hearts out

This week’s delectable dumpster find comes from a Montreal dumpster diver with a side of hilarious. This is what Nokizaru had to say about his dumpster diving roots, and that time he turned a dumpster into his own office/fine foods distribution center… “I’m from Brooklyn, NY and originally came to Montreal for school but dropped […]

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dumpster find of the week: trash bikes

This week’s dumpster find of the week is from a British fellow who works as an X-ray tech by day, but says that his true calling is “shade tree engineer.” His dumpster find comes from the trash of Virginia: Here’s what he said about the picture: “Intrigued by your post about the tall bike, I […]

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of oranges in a dumpster

Our latest adventure led us to oranges. Bag after bag after bag after bag. Sure, each one had one or two moldy little orbs. But each bag also had ten in the perfect condition to fill our mouths with vitamin C and cover our chins in juice. I was slitting open net bags and separating […]

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goodbye lazy dumpster

I have to admit it: I haven’t been dumpster diving for food in a long time. Winter showed up and signaled the end of my bike riding season. (I need a bike for hauling stuff with mountain bike tires. My tiny racing bike wheels suck on snow and ice.) Cold weather meant fewer folks willing […]

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