Peculiar Things Discovered in the Trash by Garbage Collectors

By Trista
Peculiar Things Discovered in the Trash by Garbage Collectors

People throw away tons of trash. In 2013, it was estimated that in the US alone, residents had tossed out more than 254 million tons of garbage and recycled or composed another 87 million tons.

But not everything that is discarded falls into the typical category of what we think trash is. Some garbage disposal employees have disclosed that some of the items they have found along the curb are definitely unusual. A few of the finds fell into the finders’ keepers, while others required the help of law enforcement. Here are some of the craziest items ever left to be picked up along the side of the road.


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Ashes Of The Deceased

When someone dies, it is often requested that he or she be cremated. The process utilizes combustion, vaporization, and oxidation to transform the cadaver into essential chemical compounds. It leaves ashes while still retaining the process of dry bone.

Several garbage disposal collectors have revealed on Reddit that they have uncovered someone’s ashes hiding among the trash pickup sites. One employee told Reader’s Digest that his manager had contacted the family after reading information from a plastic tub. The family said it was no mistake, and that they had thrown out the man on purpose.