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When is the best time to go garbage picking? #4551408
10/22/17 08:20 PM
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I always hear about people finding nice things put out to the curb. When is the best time to do this? The night before garbage day or 7am the morning of?

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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551417
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Depends on what day the trash truck comes by. In my area streets that go north and south are picked up on thursdays. E/W streets are mondays


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551418
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My MIL does it near the end of the school year at college campuses. Mass trash pick up days in wealthier neighborhoods. ect. She has apparently found some good stuff. As a kid I would go canning because 5 cents a can or bottle in california!


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: Chris142] #4551421
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Depends on what day the trash truck comes by. In my area streets that go north and south are picked up on thursdays. E/W streets are mondays


Monday and Thursday. Thursday is heavy trash day.


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551458
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The day or evening before garbage pickup is best depending on the neighborhood. Good luck though, in my area the fulltime scrappers follow the collection schedule. I've literally had a guy stop his truck and take an old aluminum chair right out of my hands before I could set it down.


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: TheKracken] #4551461
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Originally Posted By: TheKracken
My MIL does it near the end of the school year at college campuses. Mass trash pick up days in wealthier neighborhoods. ect. She has apparently found some good stuff. As a kid I would go canning because 5 cents a can or bottle in california!



It's funny that you mention college campuses....a few years ago I was picking my daughter up at the end of the school year at her high priced university (she received a full MERIT scholarship or else she wouldn't have attended there).

Some students had thrown textbooks in the garbage and I took them out and walked a couple of hundred yards and got $60 for them from the campus buyback program.....I guess it's nice when daddy has so much money that the kids can throw it away....


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551466
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I never have to worry about setting anything out that someone might want. I just offer it to the guys who cut my lawn and its gone.


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551471
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NZ has always had a yearly inorganic collection...stuff sits in the streets for a week or two and gets picked over. As kids we dragged home more than Dad threw out. As an adult it was also a gold mine of choice pickings. One of my kids still has a painting on her wall we found on an evening scavenge. The last few years has seen professional scavengers cruising the streets, they go from town to town. They are after scrap metal and take everything so all that is left is mattresses and plastic lawn chairs, and everything scattered everywhere...sometimes fights break out between them. So, the council has had enough, one of the perks of running an inorganic is that they sell the scrap metal - so now there is no yearly collection, if we want to get rid of stuff, we put it out and then give them a ring to come and pick it up.


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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551480
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From a landlord perspective, the best time is probably at the end of the month when people have to move out to a different apartment. Around here, there's one part of town called Allston that has lots of college students and it's sometime called the Allston Christmas when all the college students move in and out on Sept 1st. Only thing to beware is the bedbugs which can be lurking in anything.

Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: TheKracken] #4551499
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Originally Posted By: TheKracken
My MIL does it near the end of the school year at college campuses. Mass trash pick up days in wealthier neighborhoods. ect. She has apparently found some good stuff. As a kid I would go canning because 5 cents a can or bottle in california!


What cans or bottles are 5 cents in California?

Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551503
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Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: user52165] #4551506
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Originally Posted By: user52165
Originally Posted By: TheKracken
My MIL does it near the end of the school year at college campuses. Mass trash pick up days in wealthier neighborhoods. ect. She has apparently found some good stuff. As a kid I would go canning because 5 cents a can or bottle in california!


What cans or bottles are 5 cents in California?


They still do that around here. People pick up cans/bottles and take it to a recycling center to get back 5 cents per can/bottle. Some homeless feel that it's beneath them and won't do it. If you just recycle your own cans/bottles and just have a few, you don't want to get stuck behind someone with a couple black garbage bags filled with cans/bottles.

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Chinese New Year here. Trad clearout time. Seen quite a bit of nice "old fashioned" hardwood furniture but didn't have anywhere to put it.

Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551577
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The morning before the garbage truck comes around has been the best time for me to go "shopping at the curb". Most people tend to put off hauling out their junk until nearly the last minute. However, Saturday afternoon is also good because garage clean-outs are often tossed onto the curb in the hopes someone will come along and take it away. I once stopped to pick up a discarded garden cart. A man ran out of his garage and put it into my truck for me.

Re: When is the best time to go garbage picking? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4551607
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Not keen on picking up stuff outside houses, but we still have rural dumps, and I TRY to make more deposits than withdrawals.

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