CORVALLIS, Ore. – Technically, “Dumpster diving” is illegal in Corvallis, but one woman said she’s doing it for a good cause.
Christine Dashiell said she started reclaiming people’s trash in the college town after she noticed how much perfectly good stuff students were tossing out before they headed home for the summer.
"I want to give things a second life when I know that there is nothing wrong with them,” she said. “They're not broken or worn out, just some student that who couldn't be bothered with properly disposing of it or giving it to someone who really could use it."
She donates many of the items she finds to local charities. She also works with Oregon State University’s campus recycling program.