garbage picking while working

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    You guys ever do this?
    Matt calls me on the cell a few minutes ago, and says, "you won't believe what I found in the garbage." I said, "oh no, what?" He says, "a remote control airplane." I said, "what?, are you sure it was being thrown out for garbage?" He says, "ya, i looked all thru the garbage to find the remote control, but I couldn't find it." I said, "well if they are throwing it out, then it doesn't work!!" He says, "i'm bringing it home now." I said, "WHAT! NO, keep that thing at storage." He says, "it's too big, i need to get it home to keep it safe. I'll find a place for it this evening." A few minutes later he rolls up, and THIS is now what sits on our deck. You've got to be kidding me. :dizzy:
    This wasn't even picked at a customers house, I guess he saw this at one of the neighbors garbage. :hammerhead:
    How many of you pick thru the garbage while you are on site cutting grass?
    I'm ashamed. :cry:

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  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    only the recycling bin if i see coke points on the empty cartons or bottles. :waving:
     
  3. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Under the right circumstances I might go dumpster diving..

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  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will pickup stuff if its useful, other than that I will let someone else get it. I surely dont need to bring anymore junk home!
     
  5. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    We always leave stuff like old computer monitors, tv's, chairs etc. and people will take it. I seen some kids take one of my old 21" monitor that weight about 120lbs lol.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Speaking of throwing stuff away...ever try to throw away an old trash can, like a trash can that you dont want anymore? The last one I tossed took a few times before I finally got it taken away.
     
  7. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im guility of "TRASH PICKIN" myself. I picked up 12 nice high back green outdoor chairs, cabinets, a mower or two and once a 3 series John Deere tractor w/bagger and cart. Most of the time its nothing I want but ya never know if ya dont look!:)
     
  8. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    OH man, that would confuse most garbage men.. a conundrum of epic proportions.
     
  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    that's funny,and it's happened to us before. I actually put a sign on the trash can, "please take this with you, it's garbage."
     
  10. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I haven't found much dumpster diving but I have found over $100 at a time in parking lots while policing up trash.
    Finally I found a useful tool to demonstrate the necessity of walking the p/l of the local multiplex cinema my company maintains.
    Once I found the money clip I approached the office manager who said she would "hang on to" the money and see if anyone claimed it - yeah, right!
     

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