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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:For those who don't have this wonderful phenomenon in their city, hard rubbish nights are when people put out their rubbish that doesnt fit in bins, ready to be collected free of charge by the local council. They frequently contain couches, bed frames, wardrobes etc. and while usually mankey and broken, ever now and again you find some treasures. And I thought I was pretty lucky with my mini trampoline last year (which is sadly out in this year's hard rubbish after it tore frown )

BUT! Tonight we hit the jackpot! Heading off for a spin down at the river, we came across a TV and CABINET! And it WORKS! Remote and all!!! 63cmcolour tv!!!! too good to be true!


So what little beauties have other people picked up on these wonderous nights that pay homage to poor students?

ubbrollsmile


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:None cos we dont have hard rubbish night frown closest I've seen is chav's raiding a skip behind the chippy

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

Total posts: 346
Posted:Ah, but skips can be amazing here in the UK!

My bro, rest his soul, managed to salvage 3/4 TVs from a skip. They were all quite large and all worked. Result!

Most I ever got was the skeletal remains of a sun lounger (Just the frame and springs) during a drunkan stomp in the middle of a party where a girl I was seeing started doing some other bloke. I wandered off, came back hammered and with said treasure.

I have, to this day, no idea where I went, how I got so obscenely wasted, or where I got the chair from.

SCORE!


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:we got a palate thing that they use to pick up stuff for forklifts, used it to prop the dog kennel off the ground smile

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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alien_oddity

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Posted:wodden palats are wicked things to have, the new euro plastic pallets are slightly better for securing a sound system too though biggrin

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:At college they had an auction for all the old computer equipment. After they chucked everything that didn't get sold in the skip. So we backed the van up to the skip and grabbed it all.


I'm on freecycle which is doing the same kind of job, although I've found out it's taking forever for Yahoo to send me messages, which is why everything has gone by the time I get to know about it.


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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:Here in the states we call it heavy trash. I once got a couch, a love seat and a glass coffe table for my apartment when i was still a bachelor. I've also scored videogame (mainly ataris and once a turbo graphix 16 with loads of games) systems, tv's, a base ball bat, storage bins, a whole set of encyclopedias, and other weird stuff.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

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Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

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Posted:wow sounds awsome! wish we had that in the uk, i could do with some more furniture... also i have some stuff i need to get rid of but no-where i can put it

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
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Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

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Posted:Ze_Bubbles - I wish we did too .... you get funny looks by going through peoples skips, no matter what time you do it ... wink

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah, I imagine going through skips is embarrassing ubblol

The wicked things about hard rubbish here is that people know that other people scout for treasures (even though I think it's technically illegal)! The tv we got last night actually had a sign on it saying that it worked and it was only out with the rubbish because they didn't want it anymore! So we went back and filled their letterbox with easter eggs and a thankyou note! tongue


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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GitasGuy


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Location: Brisbane

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Posted:Your a good little dragon sometimes. Its good to see you paying homage to the previous tv owner!! biggrin hug

:admires giant wooden aeroplane: Its about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing their like jerks!!! ubblol ubbtickled

Homer rocks!!!! ubblol ubbrollsmile

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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 530
Posted:A near complete set of golf clubs for me ;D

Wasn't even a big collection day, was just sticking out the top of the bin.

I didnt play golf except the occasional trip to the driving range so was nice to have a much more complete set bounce I was stoked!


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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:hell i wish we had hard rubbish days here in palmy tho i did find a good pair of jeans the other day, the jeans fit my missus well and they make her bum look good biggrin

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

Total posts: 346
Posted:Sounds cool! Like a big, openair swap shop.

Rouge Dragon - That was nice of you! Bet that made the previous owners smile - reminds me of the Coca-Cola adverts where the guys just walking round the streets handing out bottles of coke to people. Kinda the happy cuddly weirdness I'd love to do ... but people run away from me! *Pout*

We need hard rubbish days in the UK!


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:I found stretchy black and white socks: the ones I used to make my sock poi in china, in fact!! Plus a dressing gown that got converted into a pirate costume for a pirate party that same night!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

Total posts: 271
Posted:we need a "hard rubbish for the UK" petition...

I could do with a new tv....!


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Dangerousmind66


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Posted:In my neck of the woods, we call it "Big Trash Day." I know, catchy, right? Last time, I got a bike. It was nearly new, all it needed was a new tire.

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:in my area they are called council clean ups - you put out all the things you want to get rid of that you can't put in the bin. I've picked up my dining table, cabinets, bookcases, vidoes, video cameras, guitars, all sorts of plants, pots, stands, garden tools... ubblol It's such a great resource.

in my last house, there were lots of students that lived in the area - if you wanted to get rid of something, you put it outside (with a note saying "please take me"), then the item would be gone in minutes sometimes!! ubbrollsmile

in another area of nsw, council clean up is called "out with the new, in with the newer". It's amazing what other people throw out... smile


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furbs
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , Scotland (UK)

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Posted:see in glasgow you call up to get your big stuff picked up. that kinda sucks but at least theres freecyle

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

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Posted:in my neighbourhood, we just stick things outside with a note saying 'please take me'. I've seen doors, books, clothes, all sorts
In london, my mates found an armchair and sofa. They weren't in great nick but good enough for a bunch of students!


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:does anybody want my old imersion heater? ubblol

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Tabt


Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

Total posts: 1007
Posted:I live in an area called the 'golden triangle' and its mainly students. people just leave stuff outside their houses with signs on.

We got a whole load of cushions and blankets and nearly a trampet, someone else took the trampet whilst we were in the offie frown


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

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Posted:what's a trampet?

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:yeah, i was wondering that too

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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theCaitiff


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Posted:I'm mostly guilty of raiding skips (we call them dumpsters in America) but every once in a while I have been known to grab something from the curb.

There are two things I always stop to pick up though, anything made from aluminum and tree branches/scrap wood. I get a dollar and a half per kilo for aluminum, and I light big bonfires whenever I have a party so I'm always on the lookout for those.


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:a trampet is like a tiny trampoline. all the ones i've seen are circular and i think its meant to work like a springboard but i dont think i've ever actually seen one in use so i'm not too sure.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:aaah! it was one of those I picked up LAST year and broke so I put it out THIS year! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Treny


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Total posts: 1
Posted:Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, Sega mega drive, Sega master system 2!
All work lol, I ROCK!


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

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Total posts: 4693
Posted:wow.... shoplifting isnt the same as bin diving you realise tongue2

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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hamamelis
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

hamamelis

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Location: Bouncing off the walls., Engla...

Total posts: 756
Posted:
We don't have an official day here, but I did (for some odd reason) pick up a 5-foot fabric model leaf from our street.. No idea what I'll do with it, but it looks soo cool.

Freecycle here is pretty impressive though- one of my (now ex) housemates got a caravan from there (he now lives in it), and someone honestly stuck a fully working microlite on a few weeks back.. Had some great stuff from there.


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