Slightly safer and cleaner dumpster diving for books in NYC.
Thereâ€™s so many recession stories out there of how people are saving money and hustling to make ends meet. So whatâ€™s the most extreme thing youâ€™ve heard of people doing? Well, for me, itâ€™s dumpster diving.
Get to know Connor the dumpster diver. He looks for food, clothes, and pretty much anything else people throw away that is still useful.
But itâ€™s not just a piece about â€œHey, check out this wacky guy and the wacky things he does.â€ Reporter Rebecca Barker of the Alaska Teen Media Institute finds out why climbing into a dumpster, while thrifty and pretty rock nâ€™ roll, is culturally taboo, sometimes illegal, and definitely unclean.