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I had a pretty good day picking garbage up from the curb. I found two chipper shredders and a huge roll of screen. The screen weighs 93 pounds and it will be perfect for a gazebo that I plan on building. I only took one of the chippers because that's all the room I had. It looks to be in excellent condition so I'll change the oil and plug and give it a try. I may have to take the carburetor apart and clean it but maybe I'll get lucky and it will start right up.
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It is amazing what some people are willing to let go for free. The other day was cruising craigslist. One ad had stuff they wanted to get rid of because they were moving. I looked at the pictures and there was stuff I could not believe. A table looked like it would cost at least $500 new, and it looked almost new. If you sold the stuff in a used furniture shop I would say it all would go for over well over $1000 easily. Just wish I had space to store it all, I would have rented a u-haul and nabbed it.
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A friend of mine found a gasoline hedge trimmer left for trash on the curb. He asked me if I can get it running. Probably needs a good carb cleaning and a new spark plug. Some of my best finds were from junk.

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It always amazes me what people throw away. Great find !!
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Twice a year our town has what they call cleanup days and we spend the weekend looking for wood. There are a lot of guys out metal scrapping also.
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I had a pretty good day picking garbage up from the curb. I found two chipper shredders and a huge roll of screen. The screen weighs 93 pounds and it will be perfect for a gazebo that I plan on building. I only took one of the chippers because that's all the room I had. It looks to be in excellent condition so I'll change the oil and plug and give it a try. I may have to take the carburetor apart and clean it but maybe I'll get lucky and it will start right up.
We currently have a kerb collection underway but not much will be left after the pickers have finished their rounds! (incidentally, removing items from the kerbs is actually illegal here)
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I haven't done much list browsing, but even going to the dump, I'm amazed at the amount of decent wood people toss out.

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We currently have a kerb collection underway but not much will be left after the pickers have finished their rounds! (incidentally, removing items from the kerbs is actually illegal here)
We have a "big stuff" day every garbage pickup which is every second Friday. You'd think some people emptied their basements. The pickers are always there. Actually, picking is illegal here too but it's never ever enforced.
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Our neighbors bought a new washer and dryer. They sat the old ones out by the curb. That weren't there 30 minutes! Same for me and the old mini split AC. Gone in a few minutes.
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