How many times have we heard that little phrase? You see a pile of discarded wood at a construction site and you pick it up. You see a brick lying by the side of the road, and you grab it. People leave an old chair or dresser by the curb and it fits perfectly in your car.
There's a part of Colorado that has an Annual Bulk Trash Pickup Day in the Spring. People leave all kinds of things on their curb: furniture, kiddie pools, lumber, and many more garage-sale type items. For a week or two before the pick-up day, people drive by in their trucks and grab what they want. Whatever is left by the time the dumptrucks get there, goes to the dump.
The earliest people grab scrap copper and metal for their resale value. Last year, we found enough cut lumber to build raised beds for our garden. And kiddie pools and planter-pots, again for the garden.
Perhaps the area where you live has a similar program. If not, maybe you could start one. It sure did benefit us.
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