I was amazed when I lived in the US to see how much good, working stuff was discarded by the trash containers. I must confess I got a vacuum cleaner for myself. It was perfect.
You should see the stuff they throw away in Hong Kong. I remember seeing stuff on a trash heap like refrigerators, motorbikes, cars, tvís, dvd players, dead bodies... well pretty much anything you can think of. I suppose thatís what happens when there is abundance.