I've always thought it a bit amusing watching all the sudden rush of cars down our street [and everywhere else too] in the weeks before & during hard rubbish collection. We once put out an old busted TV. It was gifted to us years before but finally the tube inside went & that was it. Dead. Does anyone actually know what a TV "tube" is by the way? I know I could google but.. nahhhh.
Within hours of putting the broken TV at our front curb, it was snapped up. The next day we saw that same TV further down the street again, just on somebody else's curb. And would you believe it moved yet again, also within our street. We thought it was hilarious.
And I'm not being all conceited here by thinking, 'sucked in, you stole my crap TV & it didn't work, ha ha.' Quite the opposite. I think if people put out items they no longer want or need, they are up for grabs to whom ever wants to collect and do something with it. I just found it funny how this one item kept hopping around the street like that! Also a tad relieved that noone else had been able to fix it. The fix it/hoarding part of me doesn't really like to toss things if there is a chance they can be used for something else. TV goldfish bowl anyone? Anyone?
So anyway, I've never been brave enough to go looking for hard waste 'loot' myself. Let alone actually pick up somebody else's rubbish from the side of the road.
Until this year.