Illinois Dubbed ‘Ultimate Dumpster Diving Destination’ In America
Just when you thought Illinois already had a questionable reputation, we're now being called the 'Dumpster Diving' capital of America.
It's not necessarily a bad thing, honestly. With all the treasures that businesses throw out, no wonder we're a great place to recycle, upcycle, and get knees deep in a dumpster somewhere in town.
Tons of people dumpster dive at big box stores and I don't blame them!
There are some crazy things you can find; brand new furniture, overstock of unused clothing that went out of style, and tons of supplies to resell online.
I used to work at Payless and next door was GameStop. They would ALWAYS throw away life-size cardboard cutouts and posters. Of course, I'd be waiting to load them all in my car after work haha.
Illinois Dubbed 'Ultimate Dumpster Diving Destination' In America
"Illinois is the garbage diving hotspot of the United States, with 237 shopping complexes, 5465 stores, and 2.5 million residents. That’s right, and Illinois has over 500 dumpsters per square mile!" [ecofriendlyfact]
500 dumpsters per square mile... now that's a crazy fact. Whoa.
So if you're looking to make some extra money or refurnish your house... dumpster diving might be the way to go. No shame in your scavenging game!
In case you plan on diving for treasures this week, remember this: