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The Dump is an open area in Animal Forest, Animal Forest +, Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+ where a player can drop unwanted items off (excluding fish and bugs). The Dump takes up approximately one acre of the town. About two or three items can be found there each day. These items are taken away on Monday and Thursday, 6am. Any items left in the dump will be counted as garbage and will not affect the town's overall rating. This encourages the player to keep the town clean.
Wild World & City FolkThe dump was replaced by the recycling bin in Wild World and City Folk. Town Hall. It holds various items that neighbors may have dropped in after remodeling their house. This also can hold pitfall seeds. These are not placed by a neighbor, but are computer generated randomly. The player may dig out anything they wish from the bin and put any unwanted items in it. The recycling bin is cleaned out at 6:00 A.M., on Mondays and Thursdays. The most likely reason for the change from the dump was to save space and to enhance the overall appearance of the town, though it is also possible that the developers decided it was better to promote being green through recycling than tossing the player's unwanted things on the ground. As with the dump, boots, tires, and cans that are placed in the dump for recycling help improve the town's overall rating. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the bin holds the standard fifteen items, like the player's bag, while in City Folk, it only holds twelve. The Recycle Bin also does not allow fish and bug storage.
Some villagers will talk about the Recycling Bin, saying that they have put items in it or they have found very good stuff in it.
Re-Tail, the recycling shop, takes on the function of the dump while adding additional elements. Players can sell their unwanted items to Reese, or in the case of water rubbish such as cans and boots, the player must pay Reese to dispose of them for 80 Bells.Things like used fireworks also require a fee. The player also has the option to put their unwanted items up for sale in the store for other townfolk or players to buy. Note that unlike the personal Gyroid from the N64 and Gamecube games, certain items such as Fish and Bugs cannot be put up for sale. Forged paintings cannot be sold and require a fee to dispose of.
If the player aquires a trash can furniture piece or funds one as a Public Works Project, they may use it to instantly dispose of items for free. Note that unlike the previous games, the items are lost forever as soon as they are deposited.