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#1 Ten Kate Market
Get here between 4.30 and 5.00 pm. Look for the blue bins, sometimes behind the stalls, at other times already in the recycling center in the center of the market. Lots of great veggies and fruits you can find there. Don't be picky, but don't overload yourself either. Check http://trashwiki.org/en/Ten_Katestraat
#2 Small Turkish Shop
After closing time, two bins are for us to go through. Turn left, left, 2nd right. At the end of the street on your right you'll find the shop. There is a bigger bin on your left in front of the exit, and a small bin around the corner in front of the entry. Pick-up day for trash seems to be wednesday-afternoon, so evening is often not a very good time.
#3 Albert Heijn
The Albert Heijns have their bin (grey container) outside at certain times. The one at the Kinkerstraat (close to the market) around 5pm. The one here at Jan van Galenstraat mostly around the same time, but we don't know the exact times yet. The Etos at the Van Galenstraat also has a nice bin (found 10 bottles of shampoo once) but exact time is missing.
Tuesday's and Friday's, from early morning till 11/12. A bin just outside their shop, turn left, left from the house. Croissants and flat-bread. Watch out for the meat inside the croissants, and be aware they can make you really fat!
Another option is the bread-factory just outside of Sloterdijk. Lots and lots of bread. Check the map at Trashwiki: http://trashwiki.org/en/Amsterdam
#5 Bos en Lommerstraat
A couple of small veggie-shops. They have their bins outside their doors during opening-times. Just have a look in them, sometimes the owner comes outside to give you some extra's.
At the end of the street, on your left there is a Dirk-supermarket, with a bin at the back. It is shared with the butcher and therefore full with meat, but sometimes you can find nice things such as beer. On Friday and Tuesday morning, more bins can be found here at the Uilenspiegelstraat.
#6 Jan van Galenstraat
Trash-days are Tuesday and Friday-morning. If you go early enough you will find trash-bins on the streets from the shops. Among other things we found shampoo and expensive curtains that we now use as pillow-sheets.
At the end of Jan van Galenstraat at the corner with Erasmusgracht, just after the park, the bike-shop next door dumps bicycle-parts for trash-collection on Wednesday-morning until early afternoon.
#8 Neighboorhoud Scavenging
On Monday nights people dump large trash on the streets in our neighboorhoud. Nice things can be found here, but be-aware of things we do not need ;-) For other areas around, check this useful map
#9 Urban Edibles
Food also grows in the Amsterdam nature. Head over Urban Edibles to find a map with resources where to find what and when.