I’ve been working hard to figure out where the good dumpster are in Pittsburgh. It’s helped me get to know how to get around Pittsburgh and see new areas. The disappointing part is that city dumpster are frequently disappointing. Luck for me I have Ultimate Frisbee games I play are out of the city allowing me to catalog dumpsters outside of the city and giving me a fuller picture of where to go. My next goal is to figure out how to get to these via bike.
Currently I have 126 markers in total and 74 of which are dumpsters that are unlocked and accessible and nearly half of those cataloged are in the Pittsburgh area. Overall the dumpster here aren’t of great quality but there are some decent dumpsters. If you ever happen to be travelling around looking for dumpsters I would suggest a few stores, Aldi, Panera, Dunkin Donuts, Bottom Dollar Foods, Food Lion, Weis Markets. These, more times than not, have dumpsters and most likely have something in their trash worth taking.
Begining to dumpster dive, or diving in a new place is hard, I always try to start doing it with a friend if possible, it always make me feel more comfortable. But fellow divers out there remember that there is stuff in the dumpster, dig, search and don’t be afraid to peer or hop in a dumpster. Don’t just make it a college or momentary thing make it a life thing!
Took down the map link down for an undetermined period of time. I’m unsure of the pro/cons of encouraging dumpster diving via such a method. I think there is more than enough food for everyone, but there were well over 100 people viewing this yesterday (01/08/14).