One such trash picker is Brooklyn-based communication expert Don Gabor, who says he is one of many dumpster divers who have regular full-time jobs.
Gabor says a big community of dumpster divers who do it as a hobby and not just for survival is starting to develop throughout the U.S.
It shouldnt be all that surprising. Gabor insists it can be quite lucrative.
In addition to the $1,200 oriental rug he recently snagged, Gabor has outfitted much of his house with garbage pile-retrieved light fixtures and kitchen appliances and has even paid for expensive vacations with the money he received from selling trashed items.
While homeowners, businesses and the police frown upon the practice, Gabor believes people are just too wasteful and hes helping out the environment as much as his wallet.
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