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Offline henrysin44

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Re: Recycle center salvage question
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2013, 07:11:06 am »
Here's my relevant story: http://everist.org/NobLog/20131202_proj_tvs.htm
Tip browsing seems to be very dead in Sydney, since the lawyers screwed it up for everyone. But some places outside the big city still have common sense.

I never found much in the way of technical stuff dumpster diving, but a friend of mine and I did share a truly wonderful dumpster goldmine for a while. He lived in Arncliffe, and discovered that a couple of blocks from his house, in a small industrial area, there was a factory that made donuts and small cakes. A bulk supplier to shops in South Sydney.

They work overnight, then closed during the day. Out the front of their factory they had a big dumpster. In which they threw all their substandard production. Iced donuts with the icing a bit crooked, cakes that weren't formed quite right, and so on. They made a LOT of mistakes. Every night they would almost fill up the dumpster with delicious goodies. Trays and trays of it.
For a couple of months it was heaven. We and everyone we knew had more sugar-coated confectionery than we could possibly eat. The only flaw was that bees had also discovered the sugar-trove, so salvaging the cakes was a bit of a battle with bees. But they were all fat and lazy (from the sugar) so it was OK.

Sadly, the company eventually closed, or moved away. No more dumpster cakes.  :(
Also, that friend is since deceased.  :( :( :( :(
Now that is a story! Sorry about your friend.
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E-Waste/Transfer Station diving
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 06:31:18 am »
Im in high school in the US and for the past 4 years ive gone to my local town run e-waste/transfer station. Im not rich but the majority of the people in my town are so ive hauled ALOT of stuff (most i have to fix) But recently alot of the workers are acting sketchy saying i cant take anything, saying things like town hall shut it down, we sell it for money. The people in my down support free gain and reuse, people even write notes on the electronics stating the problem. So i know the law Greenwood vs. California states that trash is owned by no one and is the public domain so i thought about going to my town halls council and bring up this issue but that takes effort. Would just telling one of the workers i talked to town hall and they oked me, or recite Greenwood vs. California work or do i really have to go to town hall. Also any advice on what to do?
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Re: E-Waste/Transfer Station diving
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 06:43:21 am »
Unfortunately, to get reliable (well, sort off) legal advice you need to talk to a lawyer competent in the particular area. Whatever we random people on the Internet tell you isn't worth anything.

Second, from your writing I can barely understand what the problem is. Before you talk to anyone (can you talk to a town hall?) consider working on presenting your problem.
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Re: E-Waste/Transfer Station diving
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2014, 07:15:37 am »
Is this the same issue as last time, or has something changed?
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/recycle-center-salvage-question/


Edit: Threads now merged, so not relevant any more.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 10:57:33 am by andtfoot »
 

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Re: E-Waste/Transfer Station diving
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2014, 08:48:08 am »
If it's the same as what goes on in my local recycling centre, the workers there take what they want and sell it at the local auction house, if you ask them if you could have something they cite health and safety regulations as to the reason why you can't, which is a load of B.S. as the law in the UK is once anything is in the rubbish/recycling system (and that starts at the bin outside your house) it is the property of the local authority and technically removing anything from the waste is stealing from them and that apply's to anyone working or contracting to the authority.   
 


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