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Showing Community Pride By Painting Dumpsters

Garbage dumpsters are usually an ugly part of life, but artists in one New Mexico town are trying to spruce up the place by using dumpsters as their canvass. Over the past year in Cloudcroft, dumpsters have become works of art. It’s all part of  a project called trash art. Local artists like Jerry Crump,…

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One Pittsburgh Group Turned a Dumpster into a Park

Envision Downtown wants to rapidly test new ideas that make spending time in the city more enjoyable. A dumpster parked curbside, piled high with construction debris or outdated building guts, is not an uncommon city sight. But a certain dumpster just off one of Pittsburgh’s main business corridors is different. For starters, it’s painted bright…

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Dumpster Inspired Homes, Small Homes That Can be Moved Anywhere

Dr. Jeff Wilson is the “artist formerly known as Professor Dumpster.” Actually he still likes being called that. In 2014 the Huston-Tillotson Associate Professor of Biological Sciences turned a dumpster into a place to live…and he lived there for a year. “I owned my stuff. It didn’t own me. Read More at www.fox7austin.com

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You’ll Definitely Want To Eat These Foods Rescued From Dumpsters

To demonstrate just how delectable thrown out food can be, photographer Aliza Eliazarov set out to take pictures of fruits, vegetables and other items in dumpsters around Brooklyn and Harlem, New York. Often, edible foods are discarded because there’s confusion surrounding the expiration dates or they don’t meet the industry’s “beauty standards.” Read More at…

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One Woman’s Life Mission Changed by What She Saw in the Dumpster

DENVER – For Wheat Ridge resident Ranya Kelly, it all started 30 years ago when she saw a Payless shoe store throwing away perfectly good, brand new shoes, “I couldn’t believe that somebody would dump 500 pairs of shoes in the dumpster,” she said. But they did. “That was my quest right then and there…

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One Dumpster Diving Chef is Taking his Dinners Underground

Dumpster diving has been a way of life for Finn Ahern for more than a decade. The 43-year-old chef moved to Dallas from Bushmills, Ireland, in the late ’90s and took a job as a line cook at a local restaurant chain. (He asked me not to disclose the restaurant during our interview.) Read More

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Dallas is Calling for Local Artists to Deck Out Their Dumpsters

A new program by the city of Dallas’ Sanitation Services department will support local artists in a most unusual way. Called Art for Dumpsters, it will award five artists with commissions to be displayed on city recycling containers. According to Murray Myers, who oversees the city’s “zero waste” department, Art for Dumpsters will take mundane…

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What Your Trash Says About You

Dear Diary: It was an ordinary Dumpster. Nothing unusual in the city. This was a low one, about four feet high, so naturally I peered in. It was empty. But by the next day it was starting to fill, and within three days it was stuffed to the rim with the contents of an entire…

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Proper Waste Disposal in Alexandria, VA

Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to your trash and recyclables once they have been collected by your town or county. You may surprised how each county handles the waste they collect. Everything from donating old paint to non-profits, selling old paper to other countries for their use to burying the trash…

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For a Week, I Scavanged All My Meals From Dumpsters

It’s 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and I’m face-first in a supermarket dumpster after trespassing down an alleyway in central London. I’m not penniless or living on the street, and I’m not sifting through trash out of hunger or desperation. Joining a group that believes most food thrown out by shops shouldn’t be trash…

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