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10 Garbage Men Share the Most Insane Things They've Discovered In the Trash

Sometimes you're apt to find some serious treasures in the most unexpected of places. 

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    Motor vehicle - ashicaMt [-] boochy613 828 points 14 days ago Maintenance man at my nice apartment complex once told me that the rich asians who live (college town) often just throw out perfect condition cameras or like designer clothing when they move out. He said he once found a $1200 cannon camera and gucci backpack!
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    Text - [manuelazana 36 points 14 days ago I lived in residence and would make hundreds of dollars a semester returning textbooks I found in the hallways. permalink embed parent solinaceae 17 points 14 days ago I used to go door-to-door and ask people for their old textbooks Once, a couple laughed at me: "Who on earth would give you their books instead of selling them?" Lots of people, that's who! I made hundreds every finals week, it was awesome.
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    Hand - ] aminitaceae 133 points 14 days ago A severed arm with no hand... At first I thought it was from an animal until I looked closer in horror that it clearly was a human elbow
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    Money - o१२१6 DDIS $100 ख प Odogogod 403 points 14 days ago Not a trash story exactly, but....a couch was donated to a charity. It went onto the sale floor at a thrift shop and sat there for 2 weeks. Since it reached the time limit for sale they were throwing it into the dumpster. A last second inspection found $40,000 hidden inside.
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    Text - My dad has been 'on the bins' (working for the council doing refuse, blocked drains, street cleaning etc) for about 30-odd years [-1 monders337 295 points 14 days ago He brought a load of books home once, all hard cover Terry Pratchett's, that someone had just tossed in to a bin in a shopping centre. illegally and taking it to a tip (landfill?) and he used to come TUHO eHe used to do tip runs, collecting stuff that had been dumped back with all sorts of shit. Mum would just bin it all aga
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    Text - [-] PseudoWarriorAU 74 points 14 days ago Apple stores throw out there displays with a lot of cool gizmos and cords etc on them. Security from airport throw all the confiscated stuff, you'd be surprised how many people travel with fluffy handcuffs. Full furniture fit outs in buildings, I mean like 4 floors of office furniture, which hey pay for disposal of, and you can't give away for free. They are the main ones I've personally dealt with.
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    Lego - [-] Sithis1415 51 points 14 days ago My uncle found about 50 unopened super large Lego set in some guys trash. Made about 1.5k to 2k
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    Land vehicle - Yagkisi buia [-] Slaughterhouse451 1121 points 14 days ago My ex's dad was a garbage man for a decade. He told me once while drunk he found a shit ton of cash in a recycling box and pocketed it before tossing it in the back of the truck. Said it was almost $3K in a rubber band.
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    Text - [ then 12 points 14 days ago I was a janitor for my high school in the summer months and one of the first jobs of the summer was locker clean out. I was given the master key for all the lockers and had to go in one by one to clean them out. I found so many bottles of ADHD meds (adderal, ritalin, vyvanse), a few bags of weed, relatively brand new shoes, nice north face fleeces among other random shit
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    Text - [ Bernie_Beiber 1283 points 14 days ago My buddy is a sanitation worker. Found a frozen bum in a dumpster in Milwaukee. Found most of a meth lab outside this guy's house on the curb with the usual crap Kept finding dead cats in this one guys trash can. Reported him, fucker was abusing cats and tossing them out. Found a pound of weed (which he kept) Has found money a few times. Not a LOT lot, but prob a few K altogether. Edit- and computers and game consoles. Don't ask me why but he's prob
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