dumpster diving

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dumpster diving (uncountable)

  1. (US) the act of recovering, for any purpose, discarded items that would otherwise be sent to a landfill

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  • "Diving" in the term refers to putting one's hands into the dumpster (or other receptacle storing discarded items) rather than one's whole body.

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