We’ve all been there at one time or another, it’s not exactly broken, but I just don’t know what to do with it. So, throwing it away seems like the most hassle free option. Nowadays, dumpster diving has become a thing. People are making thousands from their diving hobby. Some people even do dumpster diving as a full-time profession. There are many interesting and sometimes profitable items to be found in your neighbor’s trash. And, even if not a lucrative gain, there are unique treasures to be found that can become a special keepsake. As they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
One of Extreme Community Makeover’s volunteers was faced with this dilemma. Brianne is on the Supplies Team and is accustomed to paying attention to what tools and items are needed to finish a project. Her radar was up when she struck a conversation with a resident unloading trash into a dumpster. The resident explained she wanted to keep the pallets she was putting into the trash and even pondered doing a project with them, but she just did not have the time. Brianne jumped at the opportunity and decided to take on the challenge. In her mind’s eye, these left over pallets would become a supercool bench, once they were rescued from the dumpster.