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I was out of town this week, so it wasn't until Saturday that I was able to get anything from the dumpsters. Let's dive into what I found this week.


There was a box of eggs in the dumpster this weekend. I was happy to find this since I was down to about 6 dozen eggs in my fridge after sharing the eggs with people while I was out of town. Sadly with all the broken eggs, I only got 3 dozen total.


I found a couple heads of cauliflower. One was green and the other was white. I'm not sure what is so exciting about green cauliflower over the normal white cauliflower, but I figure it was just as yummy as the white stuff. I get to try it myself now.I also found a bag of kale this week. I try to eat kale when I find it as it is supposed to be one of the healthier veggies for you. Since I found the bag, the kale has made it into my eggs and in my soup. I'll probably fry up a bunch with onions and ground meat later this week.


Here is a sample of the bread I found this week. I grabbed three or four bags of bread type items and a bag with a dozen or so bagels.



What did you find this week? Let me know in the comments.

Another busy week is over. I sadly am not sure why the weeks have been so busy, but again it was. This week when I did manage to swing by the dumpsters, it seemed plants were the most likely thing to be found. Lets talk about the items I acquired this week.


I found a few plants this week. This included a couple of orchids, a evergreen, a plant I'm not sure what it is, and a few empty pots. I am usually sad about the orchids because they seem to always break the steams with the flowers on it. Thankfully since it is a living thing, it is able to recover.

The evergreen was the a nice looking plant that hopefully will withstand my inability to water things regularly. The other plant was pretty so I figured it could be nice to have. The thing I like about these plants is they all come in clay pots which are worth it even if the plants don't survive. My mom enjoys plants so I give her the pots since she can always fill them.


The only real veggie I saw this week that was worth grabbing was broccoli. Though I got enough broccoli to last me a few weeks at least, eating it 3 meals a day. There was a whole box in the dumpster of it. I only took about 4 of the big heads, which is plenty. It's always feast or famine in the dumpster.

I also got some basil. I know this is more of a herb than a veggie, but it fits in the green leafy plant category. Now I'm going to have to get some mozzarella to eat with the basil.


There was a bag of cheese bagels this week. Since I have someone who enjoys theses a lot, I decided to grab them. I always get yelled at when I pass these up, so they are now in my freezer for the next time he is looking for food at my place.


There was a package of sealed M&Ms in the dumpster this week. As I love chocolate, I decided these were worth grabbing. The nice thing about this package is they are the fun size packages so I don't end up eating the whole big bag in one sitting. Opening a package makes me at least think about getting another package before I dig in.

What have you been finding recently? Post to the comments and let me know.

This was a good week in the dumpsters. I didn't have a ton of time to check out the dumpsters this week, but when I did stop, I found things I wanted.


I found some yummy veggies this week. I got a couple packages of sweet potatoes. These are great healthy sources of carbs when I need them. I also four heads of cauliflower. This being one of my favorite veggies, so I was excited to find these. This was a time I actually climbed in so I could get to them. I also found heads of lettuce which will go great as part of lunch this week.


I was starting to run low on eggs in my fridge. When I say low, I mean about 6 dozen. Thankfully I found almost 12 dozen this week so I should be good for awhile. Unless my mom needs more eggs since she has been doing a bunch of baking recently.


My dad's favorite bread is pumpernickel so when I found a nice cut loaf of it, I made sure to grab it. This is now in my freezer and will be delivered the next time I get a chance.

It's been a busy week for me this past week. I got sun burnt and didn't have much energy to go diving. The couple of times I swung by, the dumpsters were empty. Luckily this morning I swing by on one last ditch effort to see what was there and got a few goodies. There were other veggies in the dumpster which I didn't take, but most of the veggies were warm and I didn't think I'd eat them before they went back, so I let them stay. On to what I did take. ...continue reading "Diving during Week 33 of 2017"

Paper Shredder

The most interesting item of the week was a paper shredder. I went looking for yummy veggies and instead of veggies, I saw this paper shredder. I debated about taking it since I thought maybe it wouldn't work, but decided it was worth the chance. When I got home, I plugged it in and it looks to work just fine. There might be some issues with the auto sensor of when a paper is put in the shredder, but otherwise, all is good.

This was good for me since I burned out my last paper shredder so I haven't had one for awhile. I like shredding mail that I get since credit card companies love to send me pre-approvals and those checks for cash advances. Now I have a shredder I can use again.


I got quite a bit of fruit this week. If you look, there was a bunch of apples, some mandarins, and a few grapes. All of these are good fruits to have and yummy. I liked the variety that was in the box.

I also got a bunch of plantains in the box so I'll have to give cooking them another go. It didn't work out so well last time, so if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments.


This seemed to be the week for yellow squash. I found two boxes full of them one day, and found a bunch more later in the week. I enjoy them, but sadly can't eat enough to not have all of those go bad.

I also got some other veggies so I could have variety in my diet this week. It seems that peppers, broccoli, and cucumbers are on the menu. There seems to be enough for me to be eating peppers for a few weeks along with all the other goodies.

That's about all I got this week which doesn't seem like a ton, but is actually quite a bit of food.

What have you found recently? Let me know in the comments.



I didn't have a ton of time to go diving this week, but today when I went, I found some veggie goodness.  The most interesting thing was the box of rainbow papaya that I found. I think the box got tossed due to the recall last week. The papayas I found were from Yaab instead of Maradol so I assume these are fine to eat.

The other fruit I found was cherries and mandarins. The cherries didn't look too good, but one package was worth grabbing to eat. The mandarins had one bad mandarin, and the rest looked good.

A watermelon was in the dumpster as well. It looked good so I'm not sure why it was tossed. I grabbed it and figured that a little watermelon would be good to eat.


There were a few packages of carrots in there as well. I only grabbed one of the packages since they were the big bags.

I also got a couple broccoli heads and an onion. Those are things that work great in omelets.


I found many packages of cheese in the dumpster. Since cheese is already turned, they aren't as susceptible to the heat so I wasn't too worried with them being a little warmer than they normally would be.

This has been a busy week for me so I didn't have many chances to go diving. It was either raining, way too hot, too exhausted, or just not home. Thankfully the few times I went, I got great items that go well with my paleo diet.

As you can see from my pictures, veggies seemed to be the big hit this week. I found two containers of brussel sprouts, a couple yellow squash, and two containers of cauliflower rice for veggies. I really enjoy cauliflower and brussel sprouts have become a new favorite that diving has made me aware of. I tried them the first time after having found brussel sprouts. It was one of those veggies I hadn't tried and figured I could give them a try.

Sweet peppers were also found in the dumpster. I found quite a few, but kept only a few since I haven't been eating a ton of peppers lately.

The yellow squash is something I've been eating and finding a lot of lately. I've been enjoying cooking it in a little bit of fat, and putting salt on it. It's made it quite yummy.

Chocolate and Flowers

While looking in the dumpster, it seemed it was another day of throwing out the chocolate. There were also a lot of roses in the dumpster too. I only took one since that's all I really wanted. Now I have yummy chocolate for dessert.

This week, it has been quite a trial to find things. So let's see what I did find and the stories I can give you. ...continue reading "Got a Cat? Found some interesting things this week"