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Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire between Sheffield and Gainsborough, in England.

Dumpster diving

Town Centre

  • British Heart Foundation (address: Baxtergate (next to House of Fraser)). Busy during the day, but a treasure trove when time is yours at night (probably best to avoid Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights though, these are busy ones in Doncaster!). How to get to the bins: Just to the side up St. George Gate. (Last checked: August 2010)


  • Shell garage (address: 1 Balby Road, Doncaster DN4 0RA‎). Only a 10-15 minute walk from Doncaster Station, as typical garage bins, good for snack items, sandwiches and flowers. (Last checked: ?)
  • One Stop (address: 2-4 King Edward Road, Doncaster DN4 0NA‎). How to get to the bins: they are locked behind a gate at the back, but at night it would be possible, if quiet, to avoid being noticed climbing the wall from the house next to the shop at the side furthest away from Balby Road. (Last checked: August 2010)


Bawtry is a former market town on the edge of South Yorkshire.

  • Co-op (address: 2 High St, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN10 6JE). How to get to the bins: Round the side from Swan Street. (Not good to do during the day if the back gate is closed.)(Last checked: October 2011)


Tickhill is a small market town 7 miles to the south of Doncaster and 11 miles east of Sheffield.

  • Spar (address: Market Place, Tickhill (opposite St. Leonard's)). How to get to the bins: Behind the store there is a car park. Spar bins are the only ones in this car park, but be warned, it is used frequently during the day! (Last checked: October 2010)

Wild foraging

Another source of free food in Doncaster is blackberries. One of the main places these are found near the centre is all around the Lidl store car park in Balby.

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