On Sprouts today, it’s a rebroadcast of a past program: the topic of the show is trash picking. They are garbage pickers, trash pickers, foragers, dumpster divers, freegans, curb shoppers, scavengers, recyclers. There are a lot of names for them, but the definition is about the same: a picker gathers what others are wealthy enough to throw out. Pickers usually like to share the wealth as well as their stories and knowledge. Are they modern-day Robin Hoods?

Featured speakers/guests:

Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson, authors of The Scavengers’ Manifesto; former City of Madison trash hauler Tom Neale;
veteran trash pickers Mick Gentry and Sandy Waters;
Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain; and
City of Madison Recycling Coordinator George Dreckmann.
Credits:

Produced at WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin by Cindy Johnson. Editing and production assistance by Molly Stentz and Doug Johnson.

ON Sprouts | July 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Trash Picking

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On Sprouts today, it’s a rebroadcast of a past program: the topic of the show is trash picking. They are garbage pickers, trash pickers, foragers, dumpster divers, freegans, curb shoppers, scavengers, recyclers. There are a lot of names for them, but the definition is about the same: a picker gathers what others are wealthy enough to throw out. Pickers usually like to share the wealth as well as their stories and knowledge. Are they modern-day Robin Hoods?

Featured speakers/guests:

Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson, authors of The Scavengers’ Manifesto; former City of Madison trash hauler Tom Neale;
veteran trash pickers Mick Gentry and Sandy Waters;
Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain; and
City of Madison Recycling Coordinator George Dreckmann.
Credits:

Produced at WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin by Cindy Johnson. Editing and production assistance by Molly Stentz and Doug Johnson.

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