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Saint's Row

How to Complete Dumpster Diving Spots

Nathan Garvin

Information about Dumpster Diving Discoveries in Saints Row, including how to find and complete Dumpster Divings and the rewards you’ll gain for doing so. How to find the Shoes, Tissue Box, the Pizza Box Hat, the Garbage Bag Shirt, the Recycler SMG and the Golden Garbage Truck parts.

What Are Dumpster Diving Discoveries in Saints Row?

Dumpster Divings are a type of Discovery in Saints Row, an optional, freeform, open world activity that typically rewards you with cash and XP when you complete it. Dumpster Divings, unlike Armored Truck events and Crimes of Opportunity count towards the completion of a region’s Discoveries when completed, and while this won’t increase the passive income generated by any Ventures in that region like completing Threats will, it does count towards various achievments/trophies that task you with conquering various regions.

(1 of 2) The golden glow of promising dumpsters makes these Discoveries fairly easy to find.

The golden glow of promising dumpsters makes these Discoveries fairly easy to find. (left), Dive in and you’ll walk away richer - usually earning $2,000 per Dumpster Dive. (right)

How to Find and Complete Dumpster Divings

Dumpster Diving events are very similar to Drug Pallet Pickups, save less interesting in almost every possible way. They’re less numerous, they do not appear in clusters, you almost never have to engage in platforming to reach them… just find the markers, head to their location and you’ll find a glowing dumpster at street level beckoning you.

To complete a Dumpster Diving Discovery, just locate the target dumpster - as mentioned earlier, the glowing golden light should make this fairly easy in most cases. Despite the flavor text you’ll get after looting a dumpster, most of the time you’ll earn some XP and $2,000, which to be fair is a good amount of cash for such little effort.

On some rare occasions, however, you can also score unique items from Dumpster Diving. These treasures include an outfit made of trash, a unique weapon visual mode, the Recycler SMG (can be applied to all SMGs), and a Golden Garbage Truck, the latter of which comes in four parts. Find all four parts and you’ll automatically assemble the Golden Dumpers Truck, a [Sanicruiser] with a unique skin.

(1 of 6) Some dumpsters will yield trash clothes,

A list of these unique Dumpster Diving items can be found below:

Dumpster Diving Location Reward
Badlands North High-Capacity Hopper (Golden Garbage Truck)
East Providencia Shoes, Tissue Box
Lake Sebastian Hydraulic Lift (Golden Garbage Truck)
Marina West Industrial Compactor (Golden Garbage Truck)
Marina West Pizza Box Hat
Old Town East Golden Chassis (Golden Garbage Truck)
Rojas Desert North Recycler SMG
West Flats Garbage Bag Shirt
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    22 August 2022
  • Last Updated
    24 September 2022
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