Martin lives in Montreal and scavenges for every single item he sells in the people’s trash. He goes from neighborhood to neighborhood on trash days and neatly goes through the trash bags on the street. Each week he documents on his blog all the cool items he finds. It’s incredible.
I actually get a little anxious imagining all the stuff that he finds each week…knowing there must be exponentially more amazing items left in the garbage. Martin is just one man in a giant city. Imagine what people are throwing away and just going into the landfill. Jewelry, precious metal, artwork, photos, rare items. People just too lazy to take it down to the donation center. Imagine this happening in every city in North America each day. Jeez…let me catch my breath. We need more trash elves saving these items.
Martin just posted his financial review of 2015 over on his blog. Scavenging in the trash is his full time job. You can see how much money he made from each neighborhood he visits. Fun! He said he would answer any question you have in the comments below.