The savvy mum is quitting her job after she managed to make £730 a week rummaging through bins

Tiffany She’ree, 32, from Texas, started dumpster diving in 2017 after seeing a YouTube video of a group of girls doing it, and last year she quit her job to do it full-time

32-year-old Tiffany She'ree
Tiffany She’ree took up the unusual money-making activity after seeing a YouTube video

A mum has left her 9-5 day job to rummage through bins and earns £730 a week.

Tiffany She’ree took up the unusual money-making activity after seeing a YouTube video of a group of girls dumpster diving.

From then on, she decided she wanted to try it herself.

The idea is simple and involves rummaging through the bins and trash to see if you can find anything of value among discarded food and other rubbish.

During her first dumpster dive in January 2017, the 32-year-old from Texas, USA, said she found a box of brand new makeup and skincare products worth around £875.







Tiffany and her husband Daniel with their children Kaylee, Blake, Mia and Ruxton
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She returned to her husband, 38-year-old Daniel Roach, to show him what she’d found and the next night they hit the road together and haven’t stopped since.

In the five years since, she has used her finds to dress her four children and decorate her home.

She rummages through local and remote trash cans, sells her finds, and in 2020 quits her job as a lunch lady to pursue full-time dumpster diving.







Dumpster Diving Tiffany picked up the hobby in 2017
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She said she has been able to support herself financially, including paying her half of the bills and living expenses which total £730.

Tiffany said: “I had never heard of or thought about dumpster diving before I happened to see a video on YouTube of these girls dumpster diving. When I saw the loot they came back with, I knew I had to try it myself.

“Daniel and I went scuba diving together and it’s been like this for almost five years now. A little over a year ago I quit my job to do this full-time.







A dozen makeup and skincare products found in trash cans and trash by Tiffany
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“We furnished at least seventy-five percent of our home with dumpster finds, from sofas to tables and chairs to décor and more.

“I found sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, odds and ends, and even pet products like scratching posts and dog cages.

“In 2021 alone I’ve saved at least $3,000 (£2,100) so far – in previous years I’ve saved that all year, so 2021 was definitely a better year.”







Tiffany and her family hold flea markets to sell the items and products they find
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Fans of dumpster diving argue that it’s environmentally friendly and reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.

The legality of dumpster diving varies from country to country – in America it was ruled legal by the US Supreme Court in 1988, while in England and Wales it can be considered theft under the Theft Act 1968.

Now she runs a popular TikTok channel documenting her dumpster diving for her two million followers.







Tiffany hopes her kids will share her love of dumpster diving
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She records her finds under the handle @dumpsterdivingmama.

However, Tiffany has had her TikTok videos removed from the platform multiple times for violating their community guidelines, as they claim their videos contain “illegal activity and unregulated goods.”

“I really want to show people what’s possible through dumpster diving,” Tiffany said.

She added: “I had never heard of TikTok before and then the first video I posted there just exploded and I immediately gained fifty thousand followers.







Tiffany and Daniel’s children, Kaylee, 17, and Blake, 8, and Mia, 9, and Ruxton, 7, from Tiffany’s side
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“It went viral so I just kept posting and inspired a lot of people to dive dumpsters.

“I definitely still get negative comments, but I think it’s ninety percent positive these days.

“I’m glad I’m saving items from landfills and doing my part to help the environment and keep the planet clean.”

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