Dumpster Diving: A Field Guide
It would be poor form to discuss dumpster diving without acknowledging that it does entail a certain level of privilege. This is often paired with a certain sense of entitlement among those that practice it. People who are able to show up on a schedule at (or behind) a place of business do not necessarily qualify as being among society's neediest, in my books. There's a fine line between scavenging and asking for freebies, and going into stores before closing time to ask for things because "You're throwing them out anyway!" begins to blur that distinction.