A WOMAN who goes dumpster diving for wasted food has revealed the impressive large haul she came home with after just three hours.

Michelle, who is from the US, took to TikTok and shared a short clip where she could be seen washing a large selection of different fruit and veg.

Among the colourful produce includes tomatoes, peppers, spring onion, strawberries and avocados.

Alongside the video, she says: "This is the amount of food we got in about three hours of dumpster diving.

"I’ve wanted to do it for years and now that I have, I am even more horrified that we live in this system and pay high prices for food that is waster every single day."

She then addresses her social media followers and asks: “Would you dive it?”

Michelle went on to reveal she also got 4 loaves of bread, an entire unopened box of gloves, an office chair, 9 ceramic plant pots, 6 plants, a push vacuum, baseball bat and buckets.

And many of her social media users had very mixed reviews on the hobby.

"I want to do this but I don't think it would work in my city too many homeless already and don't want to take from them," wrote one.

A second commented: "Something is very wrong with the world that companies would rather willingly throw this away than donate it or sell it at discount."

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A third penned: "At my work, we would put perfectly good food stacked neatly outside a gate at the back, intending it to get taken."

However, others weren't quite so taken by the idea of dumpster diving – and admitted they'd never do it themselves.


"It's generally expired or contaminated in some way..either by temp, chemicals, etc. that's a hard no from me," noted one.

In response, Michelle asked: "What about the conditions which food is transported to the store? Most of this wasn’t even ripe. And don’t get me started on the chemicals."

Another admitted: "I personally wouldn’t eat it, but good for you for eating it."

Michelle replied: "Each to each their own! We rinse and wash everything."

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Elsewhere, a further commented: "I don’t judge people for doing it, I just never could.

"We only throw out food for a reason, (contamination) so, people should not be eating it."

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