I don't know what it is. I love garbage picking. lol
Maybe it's because I loved going to the dump with the old man when I was a kid. I remember picking through the stuff while my dad was pulling a motor out of a washing machine. I usually found something to bring home. The best thing I found was a *Big box of comics! There was probably 500. I begged my dad to bring it home. It was in the mid to late 60s so I'm sure they would have been worth something today. I still get heart flutters when I find something by the side of the road.
There's a flowershop in town and they take their small plants, mix them in bigger pots and throw away the small ones. Sometimes I get a couple big ones. So I'm looking in their recycle bin and a guy come out all pissed yelling at me about it costs him 3k to have that bin. He thought I was putting garbage in it. I told him I was taking stuff OUT and was looking for flower pots. He said "I'm closing up. Follow me and I'll give you a bunch." So I followed him in my truck. He had a greenhouse at his place. He gave me so many pots in about 5 sizes, it filled my truck box.
Now I'm sad again because I don't get to visit my favorite recycle bin anymore.
Over the years I've pickup up everything from a working drill press, to new steel shelving for the garage. The best thing I picked up was this washing machine I want to turn into a debucking and bubble hash machine. Notice the gear shifters! lol
What have you scored on the side of the road?