Most of the things I've been finding at the tip fascinate me. The Japanese saucers I brought home last week (still to feature), bikes of all sizes (none for us, we already have enough), paintings and other household effects. Apparently, when people have estates to clear, they sometimes just bring everything to the tip, rather than having to drop some stuff at the op shop, then trek out to the tip on a separate journey. Some things, however, are unsurprising, but still shocking en masse - the rows and rows of televisions and outdated computer screens. Such a terrible waste! We talk carbon tax on one hand, then allow planned obsolescence by manufacturers, not making them responsible for the end product once it dies after a year or two of use.
We're trying to make treasure from other people's trash. The rusted baking tin now a planter, filled with geranium cuttings. Minnie's kennel, now cleaned and de-cobwebbed, the perfect place for our little dog to hang out and shelter from the sun. She even has a car to play with! I wonder why you would take a kennel to the tip? Perhaps the dog had died, or its master. Sure, it's faded, in the way plastic gets after being in the sun, but a quick spruce and it's fine.
PS Thanks for checking Verity, the tip, for overseas readers, is the dump - the rubbish dump!