Call me Ishmael. Several summers ago (never mind how many) having been quite broke and finding the city’s establishments to be prohibitively expensive, I set out to explore the detritus-filled thoroughfares of Chicago. Indeed, its alleys are ripe with spoils, provided one knows how to properly seek out and gather the treasure scattered about. Behold, then, this here guide to dumpster diving in Chicago, to be enjoyed by adventurers, unusualists, and connoisseurs of peculiarity.
Surely, you jest
Quite the opposite. The simple truth is that no matter how fresh a crate of bananas is or how functional a Japanese-made electronic device is, stuff like this gets thrown out constantly. And there are a bunch of people who don’t mind rolling up their sleeves for a chance at a big score. Many people who dumpster dive are not the neediest folks around. They just like free stuff, and find nothing wrong with reusing things that are going to go to waste anyways.