Archive for the ‘Dumpster Scores’ Category

May 14, 2012

Dumpster Score #Don’t worry, we haven’t stopped dumpstering

We stopped posting our dumpster scores because there’s just too much food to keep track of.  It takes a long time to sort, and even longer to record everything.  Here are some of our latest pics:

April 16, 2012

Bus life with a dog

She got stung by a bee (while trying to eat it):

We’ve been dumpstering Petco and Centinela.  Along with some highly bizarre pet products (such as a perfume flask-like container of “cat pheromone”), we’ve picked up six or seven 30-lb bags of dry dog food.  We’ve also found cat food, tug toys, stuffed animals, extraordinarily large dog beds, and various kinds of treats and rawhide.

The view under the bed:

Needless to say, though we are training Ivy constantly and consistently, we don’t exactly abide by the “no free lunch” philosophy.

February 27, 2012

Dumpster Score #Who said you can’t dumpster in LA?

Trader Joe’s’ on Sepulveda Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd, and National Blvd:










































































































January 14, 2012

Dumpster Score: South Bay TJ’s Circuit

All in one night!
















December 11, 2011

Dumpster Score: Santa Rosa to Oakland

Hospice Thrift Store: tiny wood box perfect for modpodging, stained glass kitties, galoshes, vinyl records (Elton John, Rickie Lee, Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell), sushi mat, AC drill, play dough

Marmot Outdoor Gear: 12 zippers, fabric scraps

Alvarado Street Bakery: 2 sprouted multi-grain loaves, 1 flax seed loaf

Trader Joe’s (4 stores total): 4 chocolate chip cookies, pine cat litter (for the wood stove), plain yogurt, chicken fried rice, 2 tins of coffee, walnuts, Mirepoix mix (celery, carrots, onion), sunflower seeds, jasmine rice, pastrami, grapes, baby carrots, brie log, bag of apples, snow peas, grape tomatoes, smoked sockeye salmon, Pound Plus dark chocolate, sun dried tomato pesto, beef tamales, Lavender Salt Scrub, pinenuts, powdered sugar, avocado, mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups, strawberries, chocolate orange, 5 dark chocolate bars, salty creamy PB, Cotswold Double Gloucester with onions and chives (that’s fancy cheese), 5 flower bouquets, 2 potted plants, Prosciutto, 2 jars sweet pickle relish, 3 sticks butter, 4 big apples, 5 bags lemons, mac and cheese, chicken-less stuffed cutlet, turkey bacon, bag sweet potatoes, almond snowmen cookies, 12 pints coconut oil, 7 jars curry simmer sauce

October 10, 2011

Just to drive the point home…

October 1, 2011

Dumpster Scores in Surprisingly-Difficult-to-Dumpster Arcata

Goat Cheese Factory on Q and 13th: more cheese than two cheese-lovers could eat in WEEKS

Murphy’s: several muffins, 2 small milk cartons

Northcoast Co-op: several packages of pre-cooked mussels and clams

Desserts On Us Inc.: 1 box delicious Trader Joe’s chocolate toffy cookies

September 30, 2011

Dumpster Score #Cheese: Arcata

This just might be Arcata’s best kept secret… but we can’t eat all this cheese by ourselves, so we’re spreading the word!

Goat Cheese Factory on Q and 13th: oh, i dunno… like THIRTY POUNDS of amazing chevre goat cheese

Wildberries Marketplace: several boxes of various deli food, inc. sushi

Murphy’s: deli sandwich, slice of Butterfinger cheesecake, 2 boxes of blueberry muffins

September 4, 2011

More Dumpster Scores!

So this is probably about a weeks worth of late night runs to various spots around town.

Market of Choice: On 2 or 3 occasions–buckets full of tomatoes, avocados, onions, lots of bell peppers, various tasty pastries, apples, pears, plums, peaches, melons, bananas, potatoes, cookies, croissant muffins, bread, carrots, cucumbers, grapefruit, shittake mushrooms

Trader Joes: Parmesan crisps, whole wheat sliced bread, granola-y cereal, clementines, 2 pkgs green beans, 2 pkgs yellow squash, a very pretty bell pepper, 2 pkgs raisin bran, carton tofu, edamame, carton eggs, feta cheese, 2 1/2 gallon containers of rice milk, bottle of sweet white wine.

_____ Market: Lots of little cups of blueberry and mango yogurt. A dozen bags of vegan pirate booty (nooch puffs), 2 bottles of kefir, 2 large containers of greek yogurt, bananas, half a bottle of pinot grigio white wine

August 25, 2011

The Dessertiest Dumpster Score I Have Ever Seen (outside of Theo’s): Eugene

Trader Joe’s: chocolate hazelnut biscotti, box blueberries, peach, bag walnuts, 2 lemon marionberry muffins, lemon raspberry zinger cake, 2 sugar chocolate coffee bean grinders, Rainbow’s End trailmix, pita chips with cinnamon sugar, red grapefruit, potato chips, brown rice spaghetti, 2 boxes mini heirloom tomatoes, bag apples, large tomato, 2 red bell peppers, corn tortillas, manzanilla olives