Some cool dumpster diving images:
Sorting and cleaning free food.
Image by Zane Selvans
We only do a coarse sorting of the food at the dumpsters, leaving behind those things that are obviously bad, and keeping out time on site to a minimum. The real sorting happens at home in the kitchen. Produce is washed in warm slightly soapy water, and sorted for quality (compost vs. edible) We check the integrity of packaging, and look for mold. Some things (like berries) may be perfectly good, but since they spent some time in the dumpster in a non-sealed package, we might still choose to bake them into a cobbler (instead of using them in a smoothy) in order to make sure they’re sterilized. At the end, somehow we have to divide up the booty. This night, Saehee Kim, an undergraduate journalism student from UC Irvine, came along to document what happened for a class project.
Image by Cranky Old Mission Guy
Rescued from a dumpster full of the things in front of the Castro Theater, early on a Sunday morning during their big re-model, in 2001. I can’t say for certain if it’s from the original build in 1922, but it’s made of cast iron, wood and brass (plate on arm stamped "25"), so that would be my guess. Both seat hinges work smoothly.
Image by Mr Jan
How many times do I have to say this; No dumpster diving!
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