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just dont get yourself a tresspassing charge
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r;12783141 
It's only illegal if you get caught.

This

It's at least trespassing, supposing that the dumpsters are on the school grounds.

My school had a similar policy that because of tax reasons and a bunch of other B.S. we weren't technically allowed to take retired equipment directly home with us, however if you were to fish it out the trash nobody would bother you.

As a bonus we don't have a cafeteria, or real food service at the school, so you'd be able to climb right in and not exit the dumpsters completely grubby.
    
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza;12783158 
take the RAM. everything else is probably crap.
ask first but if they say no, do what i do and steal acquire those free parts!

he said they got C2D's in their..

if their like dell/hp ect illd just rip out the ram/cpu/cooler and maby the cards in pci slot...

unless got someway of taking a heap of boxes back home.. then illd do that tongue.gif and takem all work out what you wanna keep and what you dont in ur own time smile.gif
    
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Its typically legal to go through someones trash once they take it to the curb, if the trash is still on their yard you are trespassing. It is generally unlawful/unsafe to jump into a dumpster of any kind. Its a liability for the trash company. At the very least find out what day they come to empty the dumpster, so you are not in it.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;12782958 
I think it is but i want to make sure, my school is throwing out 20 PC's stocked with 4gb RAM and an E8400 E0, plus some HDD's and stuff, all that is in each conputer. Some of them dont work for various reasons and others are just corrupt OS and the It at my school is dumb so they are throwing them out. I want to know if i can go into the dumpster and extract the parts.

the answer depends on where you live...
some locations prohibit it.
    
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Originally Posted by franz;12783192 
Its typically legal to go through someones trash once they take it to the curb, if the trash is still on their yard you are trespassing. It is generally unlawful/unsafe to jump into a dumpster of any kind. Its a liability for the trash company. At the very least find out what day they come to empty the dumpster, so you are not in it.

o my, that would suck, i wont die for 20 E8400's and 80 gb RAM.
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Should i take a partener? They might want some of the haul.
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More people who are in on it, the less you get and now you add the possibility of snitching.
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Originally Posted by jfizz84;12782978 
Its trash. Cops don't need a warrant to look through your trash on the curb so I'd say yea. But if the dumpsters on their property might be illegal. Just wash your hands before eating anything, lol.

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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12783263 
More people who are in on it, the less you get and now you add the possibility of snitching.

True, but this kid that i would go with gave me the tip and i know i can trust him, but your right more people = less stuff.
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