So from my past few dumpster dive experiences, I assume my hourly value earn rate to be around $100 per hour. I say value earn rate, cos it’s not money, I get some form of value which IF I bought from retail, it would be $100 or more.

Once again, I say, I can’t sell the items back to the economy at $100, but if I used cash, I would need to pay $100 for maybe a printer and a pair of cigars… but I can’t really turn it into cash easily, but I have the value…

So this is where the freegan community is supposed to come in… Let’s say everyone’s earn rate is around $100 per hour… that’s an assumption for the purpose of this article. Some might be better some might be worse, but probably can do better with some training.

Now IF everyone “works” for 3 hours contributes $300 …