Jump in a skip
"My friend John can’t resist a skip. He is simply incapable of walking past one, at any time of day or night, without peering over the side. Inevitably, he ends up in it, and goes home with a plank, a half tin of paint, or a length of wire. Last week I met him in the street with a discarded computer tower under one arm. He had found it on the kerb, and it’s now in a collection of computers to be refurbished.
What does John do with all these salvaged and recycled items? He fixes them up and gives them away on Streetbank of course.
It’s amazing what people will throw away that’s still perfectly useable or ripe for reinvention. I once made a friend a cage for a chinchilla out of fridge shelves that I found in an alley. So take a look in those skips, and see what can be redeemed."
Thanks to Jeremy for his guest blog - Jeremy runs the thought provoking blog www.makewealthhistory.org
on December 1 2011 TRUDI TAYLOR GRAY said:
My partner and I are both skip scavengers, and have liberated any amount of serviceable wood(for DIY), a small, very efficient vacuum cleaner, some beautiful Victorian tiles- the list goes on……what a shame that the skip owners didn’t know about this site!
on November 12 2010 Juraci said:
on November 11 2010 Francoise said:
BRAVO JOHN, THAT IS WHAT RECYCLING IS ALL ABOUT, BY FIXING UP THE ITEMS YOU FIND IS PURE KINDNESS! NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD. THANK YOU
on November 3 2010 john w said:
some people think this could be an illness but how good is it when you give it away to some one that can make use of it and often you receive some thing back from some one els I think this will be a well used site when there are more members to interact with and it is free
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