It is also possible to undo your entire carbon footprint through the recycling of other people's former stuff.
Step 1: What would I see If I'm brave enough to look?
You will see some things that do, and some that do not, belong in the dumpster.
You can recycle them, repurpose them, make them into art.
You can clean them up and use them, donate them or just set them next to the dumpster hoping they are adopted (Catch and Release).
I finds lots of clothing, household goods, computers, appliances, vacuum cleaners, household chemicals, paint, mixed drawers emptied into bags, coins, postage, furniture, on and on.
Some of the best items found to date:
Autographed scripts from "The King of Queens", new Navajo woven rug, LCD computer projector, various hand tools, a folding bike, complete sound systems with music CD's, and record players with records.
Step 2: One bike load of today's treasure
This represents one very big bike load of primarily clothing.
I also got a laptop computer and its case and cords.
I plan to keep a couple of shirts. I plan to keep the brand new chopper bike fork and use it in a future custom bike (Maybe a wood-chopper?).
My niece wants the jeans for some projects and my daughter found a jacket she likes. The rest is about 6 bags of clothing and luggage for the charities.
You could have frequent garage sales if you liked that sort of fun.
I recycled about 100 lbs of paper and cardboard, and a couple pounds of bottles and cans.