On legal status of dumpster diving, hygiene and more please read here.
Dumpster diving locations
There are many good locations. Some of the examples are listed below:
- Statoil at Lyngbygårdsvej 138 street (in Kongens Lyngby, northern outskirts of Copenhagen) occasionally throws out insane amounts of candy. This probably applies to all Candy King outlets in Denmark. Worth checking out if you're prone to get the sweet tooth at times. (Last checked: March 2013)
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGaQ2fuDrE4A.kgsOBQWSqkfQ&hl=en Here is a map showing the location of a lot of different skips. The explanations are in Danish, but google translate can handle that;)
A grassroots initiative with the goal of organizing redistribution, meaning unconditional sharing, of food waste. We believe that this waste is public property and should be shared in a non-exclusive and non-commercial way. Our initiative is building upon the already existing initiative Foodsharing Germany. It has so far been successful with saving tons and tons of food waste and making it possible for more and more people to involve themselves actively in the issues of wasteflow. Visit their Website for more info about the events (twice weekly as for July 2017) and to sign up as a volunteer ;)
- "A single dumpster from Irma has produced the following over a course of a few weeks: Apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, squash, peaches, champignon mushrooms, dried Chanterelle, bell pepper, chilli peppers, fresh basil and rosemary, radishes, cheese, watermelons, honey/gaia/net melons, mango, sugar peas, tomatoes, cucumber, leek, spring onions, onions, carrots, potatoes, beet root, cabbage, lemons, kidney beans, dried mango, bagged walnut kernels, organic deluxe crisp bread, canned cherry tomatoes, cheerios, chocolates, Pålægschokolade, assorted cookies and candy, bread, a single 4kg piece of beef with an expiry date several days in the future and a price of 800DKK (100€/150$), a Cremant de Bourgogne (sparkling white wine) and a Gavi Tenuta Manenti (white wine), Biotta organic juice, Carlsberg Kildevæld with lemon, milk, wheat, rye and corn flour, sugar, pasta, and other products half of which were organic" - experienced by local diver on several occassions, in 2009.
Let's Eat Together Copenhagen Facebook group is the place where to create an event to share your meal (if you have dumspterdived a lot for expemple) or to find events in Copenhagen where to eat togehter.
Electronics, furniture, paint, building materials (wood, insulation, etc.), clothings, books and much more - all this is easily found in dumpsters on the streets or backyards (depending on the local area).
You can find bicycles in around the city. If you have no luck, ask activists from the Floating City (see below) for help. They also have bike workshop (you can come and fix your bike with their tools, get some advice, etc.) and second-hand bike spare parts.
- There is one street freeshop (pictured to the right, below) on Pusher street in Christiania, accessible at least during summer months. Mostly clothes. (Last checked: August 2011)
- Floating City (situated around Frederiksholmslobet canal, at Landvindingsgade 16) has a freeshop. A lot of clothes. (Last checked: July 2012)
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A small group of activists in Copenhagen created a project named Flydende By which means Floating City. It is based on a freecycle concept, and basically everything in Floating City comes from a waste. The general idea is to build an independent living area (mostly on water) from the things that others throw away. The activists from the project welcome other people to join them in the struggle for sustainable living and building, against alienating city planning and private ownership. A Floating City is an attempt to create a community/sociaty that is ” separate from the other world”. It is an experiment were alternative and creative ways of living are explored while never forgetting to have fun and the quality of life. You build your own living space, and can create and decide your own way of living. It's an international project, with emphasis on sustainability, and where people get together to form new ideas on how to build and make a community into physical and psychological stronghold of anti-capitalist ideas.
Anyone can join the project and live and work together with other volunteers. Kitchen food usually comes from dumpster diving.
As of 2012, the Floating City is situated around Frederiksholmslobet canal, at Landvindingsgade 16. There is also a freeshop inside, and a bicycle workshop.
Their website is www.flydendeby.dk.
Facebook: Flydende By-Floating City of Copenhagen.
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