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I went round the back of my neighborhood Barnes and Noble yesterday to check out the dumpster situation.

We ought to cover this in the FAQ, if it ever gets written. Patrick, how's that going? Are you going to get to it after exams?

You may well find books in bookstore dumpsters, and they will likely have their covers torn off. I don't care -- you can still read them. However, it means that the author never got a royalty. So I think it's immoral to resell them at yard sales. Long story. Anyway . . .

It was pretty bright out and there were 3 baseball games going on not more than 100 feet away and there were lots of people around,

This is why Patrick and I dive at night or in the early morning.

so I didn't open any of them, but there were 3 "mini" dumpsters (the type you can wheel around by hand) one of which was recyclables. Looks promising!

Except that those might be a profit source to the stores. They might just get paid for those recyclables. If the store doesn't, somebody sure does, so I think it's stealing to take recyclables. I think it's right to take only stuff that is destined for a landfill. That's why another name for DD is "urban wastestream recycling."

What does everybody else think?

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