In the basement of my new building there’s a table in the recycling area where people put their trash like dishes, small electronics, silverware and stuff that they’re throwing out. The building is big enough that I bet people get free stuff there all the time. A week ago though I saw a building staff guy giving the junk to a homeless guy with a shopping cart who looks like one of those guys on the street who lays stuff out to sell.

If this is the system they use it’s actually kind of smart because if sold it’ll get reused instead of ending up in a landfill. Though I’m glad I saw that sooner rather than later because I was going to throw out an answering machine I haven’t used since college, and I decided to check if I had messages or something I recorded that I never erased.


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