I love the dump!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Henrietta23, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    My husband just came home from his Saturday morning run to the dump. I can't believe I ever used to complain that he usually comes home with more than drops off. We will be building a new coop soon and we're trying to do it from as much salvaged material as possible. This was today's score:[​IMG]
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    We can't get into our dump they have to monitor who goes in and out all the time. They even weigh your load to charge people... [​IMG]

  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    That door has sooooooo many possibilities, lol!!!! Great find!!! I think LoneCowboy posted about her restore, there is a super one in my work area and a so so one here, thosea re also good cheap places to find cool things that can be recycled into something else!! There was a door made into a table in there one time with spindly legs from something else and painted really cool and it wasn't for sale for it would have been sooo gone, lol!! Yours would make a great table with pics and other cool stuff under glass in the holes, course ,maybe cut it in half... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2008
  4. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    OOOh! I love that door. What a great find! I even love the color. Lucky, Lucky you.
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    OMG lucky.

    a few weeks ago my dad did a trash run and came home with a FULL CHICKEN WIRE ROLL WORTH A HUNDRED DOLLARS

    the plastic that held it together wasnt even cut yet..
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    I see alot of perfect items when I go to the dump. Brand new lumber scrap in very usable lengths sometimes over 6 feet. Left over insulation in perfect shape. The list of things in very usable condition goes on and on. I could have practically built an energy efficient home from things I have seen at the dump. The trouble is my county run dump forbids removal of anything even though its going to the landfill. I thought the government was supposed to be looking for ways to reduce landfill use. They are not doing a very good job when they make stupid laws such as this.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2008
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, it is amazing what some folks throw away. We have taken alot of great finds back home. The best was a new expensive gas grill with extra burner. The push button ignitor didn't work, so I took one off another grill there and I'm off with a nice almost brand new gas grill. I pick up alot of needed parts for different projects....free...

  8. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    excellent score!
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Nice! Can't do that out here. Costs 89 bucks to drop off a ton (2000lbs) of "junk", with minimum entry fee being 21 bucks, into a large bin that compacts the material... Large... as in they have a bull dozer in there to move stuff around in the bin. They take license plates as you enter, with recyclable and compost going in a different area. House waste at stop one; yard waste at another; paper, metals, glass, batteries, oil, TV's, computers, light bulbs, and paint at another, and hazardous waste to another. We have to stick to craigslist here to get any goodies.

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