Case in point: Mint in Box Faucet (dated 1988,) brand spankity new Rival Crockpot (the box was a mess) Universal brand coffeemaker in GREAT condition with insert and plug (love it!) Corelle coffee mugs, Tupperware Pie carrier, Tupperware divided dish with cover and handle, small vintage piggy bank.
I went dumpster diving recently...I was told by a friend about some garbage thrown away and he thought maybe I'd find something. These are a few of the CAR FULL of things I rescued. A lot of it I brought straight to the thrift store...linens, organizing bins, ice skates, backpack, and more. These I brought home to clean up to keep and to sell. (The bank, mugs, tupperware divided dish and faucet I'll be selling. If interested, give me a holler.) I know someone personally that would rather throw things out than take the time to bring it somewhere. Once in awhile I'll get a call to do the rescuing but most of the time she just wants it out right then! It's very frustrating for me and drives me nuts!