I pulled these restaurant supplies out of the recycling at the storage unit. We have a box full of individually wrapped chopsticks, another box full of solo lids (PL-2), and three bags full of little take-out containers – the kind they give you when you get noodles to go. There’s also a couple rolls of draw tickets.

I don’t really have a use for any of this stuff, I just thought it was a bit of a waste for it all to be thrown out as none of this stuff, except for maybe the lids, is actually recyclable. Nothing has even been opened (though the papers bags of the take-out containers have ripped a bit). If anyone has a use for it just send me an email at and maybe we could work out a deal! I haven’t done much research but I do know a full case of these lids goes for around 50$ plus shipping online, however I’d definitely give a much better deal on the local market. I’m open to cash or trades for micro-brew beer.

I realized yesterday that I still feel pretty exhausted and sore from all the moving of the past few days. I didn’t make it out to look for trash yesterday and doubt I’ll have the time or energy to do it today. Still, maybe I’ll come across something cool in the storage trash when I go there for work this afternoon. I’ll keep you posted.

11 thoughts on “Chopstickbox”

  1. that is very cool…

    on the off chance no one wants to buy them from you (here or garage sale) (hard to believe), can I suggest find some kids and give to them. I bet that kids would have a ball with these. (of course only if you can’t get money)

  2. If I lived closer I would buy you some beer in exchange for the boxes. I think they would be cute used as gift boxes. So, someone, please use those boxes for your presents!

  3. I live in New York city,but plan to move to Montreal because I love the quite life there.Keep doing your great work because it is admirable.I am cutting and pasting a wonderful article about a trash find.Please read it and share it with other readers of your blog.

    New York City sanitation worker finds tiny dog alive in garbage bag
    April 12, 2013
    By Jennifer Kalish
    A City of New York Department of Sanitation worker found a shih tzu inside a garbage bag on Thursday after she saw the bag move, according to WABC-TV.

    “She was in horrible, terrible condition,” Victoria Roman, who found the dog while collecting trash in Astoria, Queens, told the news station. “I reached for the bag and something moved and I found her inside the bag. If she had not moved, she would have been in the back of that truck, most definitely.”

    The dog was in bad shape when Roman found her, but is now recovering quickly at BARC, a nearby animal shelter, the news station reported.

    Vets named the dog “Victoria” after the sanitation worker who saved her life, according to the report.

    Here is the news report from WABC-TV:


  4. There are a lot of young uneremployed people there as well as young students on tight budgets.Quite a few are too proud to go to food banks so if they could find free good food through dumpster diving,it would serve their purpose.Could you mention on your blog great sites for dumper diving for food in NDG,La Salle and Cote Des Neiges.Thanks.

  5. Market those Chinese takeaway containers as “wedding favour” containers & you could sell ’em for nearly $1 each on eBay…

  6. As for the draw tickets? Why not donate them to your favourite local charity/church/etc? They’d be sure to put them to good use! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This year the Redpath Hall book fair at McGill for October has been canceled because of ongoing reconstruction of the terrace of the Redpath Building.For the last four months they could not receive donations because the construction work blocks the access of the building.Refreshingly,Redpath Hall has not been throwing out book donations in the garbage and recycling bins either.In the years past,roughly half of all donations were generally thrown out.

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