Dreaming of garbage is a way of exploring what may have been ‘discarded,’ but still has value. Looking through the garbage can be a message about finding the inherent value of a difficult situation. If you are throwing something valuable in the garbage, it can be a message about either dismissing the value of what the symbol represents or the need to let go of it. For example, throwing away clothes can represent releasing a past identity. Throwing away toys can be a message about letting go of childhood issues. Explore the symbol associated with being garbage for further insight.