Thursday 11 August 2016

Down In The Dumps

Fear not no doom and gloom here! Just a recently discovered blog about a chap who wombles treasure from other people's trash after they put it out on the pavement to be collected as refuse. Some he cleans up and sells, some he offers for free at his garage sales and other items he passes on to those who can make use of them rather than letting them sit in landfill.

Although I don't have the quite the same opportunities here as this chap does in Montreal, it's got me thinking about the contents of GBT many of which have come to me via freecycle, friends and family. The balance between new and used tipped in favour of the latter years ago.

Specific examples which were destined for landfill are an interior door complete with puppy gnawed edges no less that Mr GBT filled and then painted, our stainless steel kitchen sink again intended for a skip and more recently our kitchen bin that I found abandoned near some dustbins locally. Once everything had been cleaned up it was all found to be in excellent condition.

Personally I think it's important to keep the circle of reuse closed so we too move our unwanted items on to those who can make use of them. The latest in this category was our lawnmower....having dug up the grass and replaced it with gravel it was taking up valuable space in our garage.

If you want to take a gander this is the link to the blog which has inspired me these past few days It makes me determined to keep upping the ante and do more.



  1. I know what you mean. Off to check out the link x

  2. I've had particularly rich pickings from the hospital skip as more stringent infection control rules come in. With permission of course! x

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes a similar view.


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