How much money can you make dumpster diving? How to dumpster dive for cash. The third video in my quest to earn enough to buy a new wide angle lens and improve my videos. I combine dumpster diving, flipping, bottle picking, recycling and scrapping to earn money and share the results with you here. A whole month combined. Have you wondered how much an average person with a few basic tools can make as an income simply from pulling things from the trash? This is your answer.