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I would do it! Recycling bin diving, at least. I actually thought about it today as I took our recyclables to the recycling centers, but there were no newspapers that I could see.
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I went yesterday to check out the bins as I left my recyclables. I found 80 coke points. Only one insert. It had a $5 q for Schick Hydro tho. I am a happy dumpster diver for this week.
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If I saw some coupons sitting on top of a recycling bin, I'd absolutely grab them! (I'd totally grab Coke points too! Nice score everytim!)
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:39 AM

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I don't really dumpster dive, I restaurant dive! I go to starbucks, have a Cafe Mocha : and look through the paper basket (the basket of newspapers they usually have), go to ihop (once found a BUNCH{several inserts worth} just by the front door)and even McDonald's, any where people sit and drink coffee, in the morning is usually a good place to find papers and coupons strewn about! I would totally get in a paper recycling bin! IF it is JUST PAPER!
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i just have to post this i started doing this about a coyuple weeks ago and im hooked now. Last week i found close to 300 inserts in one bin right at the top. I didn't know at the time it was so many i just grabbed them all. My mother complained about it but she loved that it was the insert with the revlon in it just wish we had them when walgreens still had the sale.
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Just did it this morning...got 12 more inserts, 33 coke codes and a box top!
What is a coke code? How do u get them and what do u use them for?? Lol.. I'm fairly new...
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Well I've read threads in the past that say you are stealing from the church /school/whatever because they get paid by the pound for the recycled paper. BUT, to my understanding, MOST coupon inserts are GLOSSY paper and can;t actually be recycled. Anyone know for sure/ And I'm certain that all of us would be happy to throw our newsprint in there to "make up"!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:22 PM

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I just got 100+ Covergirl $8/2 coupons by going to 3 recycling centers this past week...heck yes I would do it! I love my recycling centers!!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:24 PM

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Well I've read threads in the past that say you are stealing from the church /school/whatever because they get paid by the pound for the recycled paper. BUT, to my understanding, MOST coupon inserts are GLOSSY paper and can;t actually be recycled. Anyone know for sure/ And I'm certain that all of us would be happy to throw our newsprint in there to "make up"!
The last I knew not every recycler could. My town and the town I used to live in both were able to recycle glossy paper, though, including magazines and coupon inserts. They just wanted you to remove staples if possible.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:26 PM

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I go at least 1x a week to my local recycling center.
I've never been approached by any staff, they are walking around doing this, that and the other. I smile at them and acknowledge them and they've never asked me to stop.
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I called the land fill place here and they told me it would be to hard get anything from the paper bin there. I called all the convenient stores and a few said they would sell me their old papers on Mondays for a discounted price. I am glad to pay half for inserts the next day

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It makes me feel so much better that so many others do this. My family makes fun of me all the time. I tell them it's just paper recycling and I would never get into a "garbage" dumpster, but they still say I'm crazy. The only problem is reaching all the way to the bottom. I'm thinking of getting one of those claw grabber things. Is that going to far? I think not.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:40 AM

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LOL, my husband got me the claw grabber as a joke for my birthday but it works perfectly! It folds in half so I just keep it under the seat in my car. Our recycle center closes at 3 so I dont go as much as I did over the summer, but who doesn't love free coupons???
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I have never dumpster dived, but I've thought of it. I did find a good resource though, for anyone who doesn't know where some are in their area. I've found a couple in my small town this way. There is a site called Earth911 and you can put in your zip code to find recycling centers near you, including newspaper and magazine recycling. I found about 25 within 10 miles, I couldn't believe it!
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I have never dumpster dived, but I've thought of it. I did find a good resource though, for anyone who doesn't know where some are in their area. I've found a couple in my small town this way. There is a site called Earth911 and you can put in your zip code to find recycling centers near you, including newspaper and magazine recycling. I found about 25 within 10 miles, I couldn't believe it!
Yeah, just don't give away your "hot spot." Your hot spot, will quickly become someone else's. ;-(
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Yeah, just don't give away your "hot spot." Your hot spot, will quickly become someone else's. ;-(
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Yep. Keep gloves and wet ones in the car. Invest in one of those grabbers from Home Depot...don't climb in...it is dangerous. And don't stay all day and replenish. Bring as many papers as you can so that you are helping them with their recycling goals.
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Coke points are the codes inside the lids and the cartons of cokes that can be redeemed for gift cards, coupons, etc. go to Welcome to My Coke Rewards | My Coke Rewards to find out. Some couponers love to trade for coke points so it is a way to get coupons you want.

Don't forget about looking for those and boxtops, I always score a few boxtops at the recycling center. I don't dive in, but do get things on the top I can reach and see. I wear gloves, a grabber and old broom handle will help, and it helps if you get a paper bag or box first to put all the iserts in. Oh, and leave your keys in your pocket not in your hand....I'm just saying!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:36 AM

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I don't Dumpster Dive per se, but I do go on Recycling Raids. We get coupons delivered in both the neighborhood paper, and a bundle with the upcoming of supermarket circulars. It just so happen that these come on recycling pickup night.

So that night, I walk around and pluck the little bundles of savings from atop the curbside recycling bins. I won't dig, because we do single stream recycling here, but if they're sitting on top, I grab them! Half an hour and about 4 blocks will usually net me about 10 of each insert. Not a ton, but enough for me.
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I absolutely dumpster dive! I used to go "downtown" to a huge dumpster and throw the kids in...which they love to do btw...and myself a time or two!

Found a smaller one that is a minute from my house. My kids LOVE to go dive with me! Ours is strictly paper, so easy and clean. I also put in papers I have purchased, minus coupons of course...so they come out ahead!

Is it bad when you come home and your 11 year old is watching extreme couponing on TV?? I love it! She is already trying to figure out where she is going to put her stockpile in college! Atta girl!
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:26 AM

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I love dumpster diving for coupons. I do it about twice a week cause the closest one is about 20 minutes away. I also get a little advantage cause my husband runs the local recycle so when the recycle trailers get dumped I can go dig through the big pile and get ones that I could get before cause they were buried
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:33 AM

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I love diving! I found the local bins that our paper guy dumps his extras!! WOOO HOOO! It's like my coupon high on Mondays! I also found a paper guy that saves me all his leftovers from his route! Sometimes it's only 20, but hey free coupons, I would never complain! My daughter goes with me. I always treat her to ice cream, Arby's or something for her helping. It's actually next door to a local police department, and one time they came out and laughed at us. The lady that works there even bought me a "grabber" so I can reach the ones deep in there. I always take her coupons now! She loves it!
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