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All About Dumpster Diving In Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

Put the dumpsters to good use.

Eco Lifestyle, the Sims 4 expansion, focuses on environmentalism and making the right choices for your town. There are many new features added in this expansion and one of them is the Freegan Sims trait. These Sims completely oppose consumerism and choose to avoid wasteful spending. They will also make the most of Dumpsters by finding useful stuff from there. In this guide, we will show you how to go dumpster diving in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle.

Dumpster Diving in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle


All you need to do is locate a dumpster that’s big enough. Then, click on the left mouse button. This will pop up all the different options like sleeping inside or looking for food there. Go ahead and click on whichever option you want at that time. This will make your Sim rummage through the dumpster for that specific item.

These are the options you will see when you go dumpster diving in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle.



  • Dive for Deals (perfect to get some stuff like used furniture or even money)
  • Dive for Ingredients (this will help you get items to create other stuff)
  • Dive for Meals (your Sim’s gotta eat)
  • Nap in Dumpster (for some much-needed rest)
  • Sort out Compostables
  • Sort out Recyclables
  • Dive for Thrills with a Sim (yes it’s exactly what you are thinking)
  • Empty Trash

Dumpster diving will be useful to find items that will keep your Sim happy since your choices which don’t support consumerism. Moreover, you will even find recyclables that you can use in the Fabricator, which is yet another new addition to Sims. Dumpster diving is essentially a nice way to turn trash to treasure and make it work.

This is all about dumpster diving in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle. If you are not afraid to get dirty, the dumpster can be quite a beneficial resource.


Among all the new additions in the game, there’s something called Influence Points that has been added. Want to know how to get them and how they work? Then check out our guide on how to get Influence Points easily.