We here at Olympia Dumpster Divers love to receive mail*, especially packages via the USPS (FedEx and UPS do not deliver to us). So we were thrilled when we received a special package from our new friend in trash, Sarah Nicole Phillips:
These are her Curbside Object Status Tags, which is a tag that folks can put on the objects they leave out for trash pickers (here in Olympia, we specifically call it a “free pile,” which is usually not next to a trash can but can be mistaken for a random trash heap by passersby), to help people make an informed decision about the quality of the object. Sarah says “I love trash picking but am dubious when I come across an object that may or may not work. Do I drag that object home only to find it is broken?”
Note that Sarah suggests that you fill out the tag in pencil so that it can be used again! Thank you, Sarah, for thinking of us; we look forward to using these tags once it stops raining so much (soggy free piles are sad, and yes, here in the Pacific Northwest it really does rain a lot).
Tell us your trash stories/send us pics of you using your tags (we KNOW ODD readers are going to want them) and we will post them: email@example.com
*send Olympia Dumpster Divers mail via USPS: Ruby Re-Usable 416 Washington St SE #201 Olympia, WA 98501