One man’s trash is another man’s treasure …

Recently my wife and I placed several unwanted items (i.e. trash or junk) from our garage and side yard in a large pile near the street. We were getting ready for the quarterly bulk trash pickup event. The city of Phoenix sends out a special crew to pick up these unwanted items. Most items won’t fit in the normal trash receptacle used for the weekly trash pickup.

Within minutes, several different individuals driving through the neighborhood stopped to examine our growing pile of trash. At one point, we were still bringing out more junk as scavengers were trying to decide how they were going to transform our junk into some form of treasure. Our large pile of trash quickly shrank down to less than one third the original size.