The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

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PALADIN Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Business & Economics - 152 pages
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In step-by-step, illustrated detail, John Hoffman shows you how to use dumpster diving for food, clothing, appliances, furniture, books and other treasures. Discover how to dress for dumpster diving success, work your neighborhood dumpsters, dive a restaurant, use a "bag blade" and "dive stick," handle run-ins with the authorities, convert your trash to cash, and much more! While you are learning all these professional secrets, you will be entertained by outrageous anecdotes from a life-long master diver.

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Review: Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

User Review  - Catherine Crompton - Goodreads

I have been Diving/Canning "Canning with Cathy" on FB for almost a year and everything this guy says holds true for what I've found. Great intro into Diving.... Read full review

Review: Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

User Review  - Michael Murdoch - Goodreads

"Dumpster diving" is an unfortunate term for a noble pursuit: reclaiming and reusing perfectly good things that are being thrown away by wasteful or lazy people. It is also a political act highly ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

John Hoffman's career as a bona fide fringe writer began with the publication of his cult classic, The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving. His previous employment is equally checkered - he has worked as a psychiatric counselor, printer's assistant, security guard, pizza cook, soldier, activist, newspaper reporter, hotel clerk, apartment manager and city councilman. He is now studying for a law degree.

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