I biked around looking for trash yesterday afternoon. The weather wasn’t ideal – mild but with a fair bit of fresh snow – but I did find a few things.
I pulled these pots out of the pile in the above picture. Nothing fancy, but not bad. I’ll put them up on CL.
UPDATE: Given away on CL!
I also found this kettle. It’s perfectly fine. I may bundle it with the stuff above in one CL post.
UPDATE: I left this at a friend’s house. She said she could probably find someone who wants it.
Another pile of stuff near Fairmount and St Laurent. There was a decent looking computer in there but it got wet from the snow (and it’s doubtful it’s better than my current model)
These shoes were casually put in this box with other odds and ends.
I brought them back home thinking they might fit, but they’re just one size too small. Too bad because I think they’re pretty cool. They’re also pretty much in perfect shape!
I baked them in the oven on low for a good hour and a bit, which is a good way to make sure they’re bug free. I looked them up on Ebay and new versions of this shoe are selling for close to 70 bucks before shipping, so I may try to barter these on Craigslist. If that doesn’t work I’ll put them on Ebay. If any Montrealer’s are reading and interested they’re a size 10 for men and 11.5 for women. I’d trade for a good amount of organic food or microbrew beer, or maybe a similar pair of shoes that are one size bigger 😉
I also found some things in front of a place where I found a lot of good stuff in the past. Just a few little things: a mini lantern, an old pad for addresses (?), and a lamp with a busted shade that I figure I might be able to turn into something cool again.
An older guy on a bike came by looking for scrap metal. I helped him out a bit and he made off with a decent amount of scrap, including a few good hunks of copper (which seems to be the most valuable scrap metal). I’m glad people are doing this – it helps save metal from the trash, and it gets recycled so we don’t have to mine more of it.