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Wednesday, April 19, 2021

Admit it: There’s many a time you’ve passed by a pile of garbage, and a certain item atop that heap caught your eye. You had no choice but to nab that looks-like-new coffeetable!

As with many sundry everyday habits, the Web has coughed up a way to make this questionable hobby that much more efficient. GarbageScout is a Google Maps mashup that lets trash-trekkers amalgamate their findings, spreading word far and wide of items for grab.

Given that we live in an affluent society, there is gold in them thar heaps:

For his part, [GarbageScout creator Jim] Nachlin has nabbed a dark blue pinstripe Christian Dior suit someone left hanging on a construction scaffold, a subway sign that reads “No spitting, smoking or radio playing” and a rack of antlers.

Stylin’. I’m thinking you could combine this intrepidness with the Dumpster-dining freegan experience, and show that special girl a helluva night on the town.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 04/19/2006 05:40:48 PM
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