or Dumpster diving
the practice of foraging in garbage that has been put out on the street in dumpsters, garbage cans, etc., for discarded items that may still be valuable, useful, or fixable.
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Examples from the Web for dumpster diving
Micah asks one of her dumpster-diving friends, who scored a load of meat too big for any of them to finish.
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British Dictionary definitions for dumpster diving
/ (ˈdʌmpstə) /
US the practice of searching through dustbins for discarded but still usable or valuable objects such as food or clothes
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