The Art of Darkness

Garbage Scout

June 7th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Whether you’re on a tight budget or just into shabby chic, second-hand furnishings and decorative items can add a lot of character to your home. (Second-hand items are also great for projects like picture frames and display cases). Garbage Scout is built on the principle that free is even better than cheap: It’s a series of interactive Google Maps for several major cities, and trash hounds list the location of interesting items that are being thrown away.

There doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive city list (the main Garbage Scout domain doesn’t resolve to anything), but a bit of internet sleuthing should tell you whether your city is listed. Here are New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, to get you started.

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