In this project you will perform a survey of one or more centralized waste collection receptacles (“Dumpsters”) at your school, place of work, or other business location.
In order to avoid drawing suspicion, you should first ask for permission to perform this survey beforehand. You should not enter any restricted areas unless you are escorted or have explicit permission.
In some places of business, looking through waste materials may expose you to potentially hazardous materials that may cause injury, sickness, or death. You should seek the guidance of qualified and experienced personnel before putting yourself at risk.
- Visit your school, place of work, or other business.
- Locate one of the trash receptacles (“Dumpsters”) on the premises. While paying careful attention to personal safety, observe whether you can see any discarded documents or other materials that could contain potentially sensitive business information.
- Prepare a short written report with your findings and recommendations.