The basket had a ton of faux moss on the top which I scooped up and into a ziplock bag (to be used for an undecided future project requiring fake moss) but then under the moss was tons of foam inside a plastic bag. I guess over time though the bag kind-of became "one" with the basket and had to be pulled out in chunks to remove fully. After about ten minutes I finally had all the foam out and had made quite a mess so I vacuumed it all up as well as the inside of the basket.
I don't really have a plan for it so for now it's sitting under our parsons desk. I may have some fun with it and do a little spray painting since it was free but we'll see how things go. Have a great St. Patty's weekend!