Tiffany Butler has literally made "One man's trash is another man's treasure" more than just a saying, it's how she makes a living.

C'mon, you've thought about that at least once right? Taking an after-hours trip down to the local retail store to see what you might find in the dumpster? Maybe claim it for your own or even sell it on eBay.

Apparently you CAN make a living doing just that. Tiffany Butler has been doing it for years now, bringing in more than $30,000 a year.

Okay, so she's not getting rich dumpster diving but Butler has grown her social media footprint while also making a few thousand dollars.

According to Spectrum News 1, Butler is a mother in Denton County and has been dumpster diving around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She also turned her diving into a pretty popular social media site.

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According to her website,, Butler got into diving after seeing some girls diving on a YouTube video. She decided to give it a try and for about the last four years, it's been a great source of income. She says, “Dumpsters get a bad reputation. It kind of irritates me that they think it all should be just thrown out, and at least not just given away to prisons, or nursing homes, even like little schools that can't get funding for new books.”

The good news is that dumpster diving is not illegal in Texas but some cities have ordinances against it. It's always best to know the rules before you head out for a trip to the dumpster.

Need a new side hustle, well here you go.

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