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  1. It’s a good life and a fine job! I love this blog!

  2. oursque says:

    Hey about that typewrite…
    I think I own it before and I gave it to the church cornner of Saint-Hubert and Mont-Royal.
    This was about 15 years ago…!
    Its ORIGIN…..there was a neighbor who was from Africa maybe ? who left the building where i was 20 years ago….and left things like the type behind !

    • Marie says:

      I am interested in the amber beads and how much do you want for it.

      • Marie says:

        I thoroughly enjoy your blog even though I would not do what you are doing and that is precisely why I love browsing through your blog doing what you enjoy most.

  3. […] Yes, I work hard to save items that are still useful from ending up in the landfill, I’ll share a cute retro table with you tomorrow that I rescued, but Martin Gregory has taken garbage pickin further. Riding his bike he goes through trash before it is picked up. He has no job, other than garbage pickin, he supports himself from what he earns from his saved trash. Any item too large for him to carry he sets out in the open for others to find. You can follow along as he documents what he finds and how much he has earned from each item on his blog Things I Find In The Trash. […]

  4. Luanne says:

    Showing off your blog on twitter :).

  5. Steve says:

    This is actually quite fascinating! I wish I thought of it before you 😀

  6. anabrandusescu says:

    Watch no. 3 is beautiful! I’d love to buy it if it’s still available. I live in Montreal.

  7. Manoline says:

    I love what you do. In my town there is little bag. How to search in the bin?

    • martng says:

      Bins are tough because there’s no way by looking at them (or kicking them) to know what’s inside… I usually only look in bins when they appear to be overflowing or there is more trash around them

  8. sourgirlohio says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Just follow this link to accept.


  9. thriftcycler says:

    Love your blog and I share the same passion for old things and garbage. Although unlike you, I am just a beginner but enjoying every bit of it. I know I’m going to enjoy your future posts.

  10. I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.

    You don’t need to make a response post if you do not wish to – I just wanted to take the time to recognise you and let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

    Paula aka The Sock Mistress from 14 Weeks Worth of Socks


  11. Luke Martin says:

    I hate wasting good stuff too! I find cool things at the auto salvage yard in cars people scrapped out. A few weeks ago I found a new pair of queen sized sheets for our bed!

  12. Vonlipi says:

    I could not find where to leave you a comment on July 10 post. The 2 dragon thingies look like they might be knife rests or chopstick rests.

    Great haul, I wish I could scavenge like this ALL the time!

  13. ajauntyangle says:

    I love this blog. It’s a treat to find a new post.

  14. Sophie Charest says:

    HI Martin, I work at Attraction Images. I need to reach you about the tv show Stephane Lefebvre and you talked about earlier. Can you call me or give me your phone number? Sophie 514 285-7030 poste 2138. Thanks!

  15. adam says:

    hey buddy its adam, i got some stuff that you kept for me remember? heres my email adress

  16. Les says:

    Love your posts, you will find that spray 9 a cleaner will when applied to a pad and rubbed on Bakelite will turn orange, semi chrome polish will do the same more accurate than hot water, some of the small sample bottles can go quite high on e bay be sure you check them out before your yard sale..good luck..

  17. Les says:

    Spray 9 can be found at home hardware the semi chrome polish you can get through a jewelry supply or order on amazon actually you can get both there..

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