posted on Mar, 14 2014 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by gladtobehere
It's for store display and, maddeningly, much of this gets tossed - prompting a "dumpster dive" revolution.
One day I looked into a 30 foot "Tall Boy" dumpster behind… (a well known grocery chain).
It was dark and usually they don't set such large dumpsters behind their store so I thought, cool… maybe they are scrapping some shelving or
plumbing or something and I can recycle it.
As I crested the top and played my flashlight I squinted to make out what it was I was looking at. The box was half-filled with dead, rotting bird
carcasses of every type they sell. Turkeys, chickens, game hens---
Must have been tons of rotting flesh. The weird thing is they were all out of their wrap. I was frozen there bug eyed trying to make sense of it when
a voice called out, "I would't go in there". It was a worker on the loading dock.
"Don't worry, I won't."
I just had to ask WTF-- and he was nice enough to explain. When the birds from all the stores in the area are past date they bring them there and dump
them into a single container for feed or composting. Each store has to unwrap and deliver the birds to a central location and then the dumpster is
How often do they do this, I asked.
All the time, was the reply.