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Showing Community Pride By Painting Dumpsters

Our Take Communities around the country have been turning to local artists to beautify one common eyesore in each city, dumpsters. A necessary part of life, dumpsters get a bad wrap because the trash thrown in them can make a mess, attract wild animals and smell. By turning the old and dirty bins into canvases…

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One Pittsburgh Group Turned a Dumpster into a Park

Our Take While curbside dumpsters are not an uncommon site in the city, one that is clean, painted bright yellow, filled with plants and provides a comfortable place to sit is. One organization has partnered with the city of Pittsburgh to provide a pleasant and portable space for people to sit and enjoy some green…

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Dumpster Inspired Homes, Small Homes That Can be Moved Anywhere

Our Take Professor Dr. Jeff Wilson first made headlines after converting a dumpster into a space that he would live in for a year, at a Texas University. His goal was to live with less stuff and in a smaller space, showing others what is possible. One night, while enjoying his dumpster home, Wilson was…

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

Our Take Companies throw away old merchandise every day. Sometimes the stuff didn’t sell and the company doesn’t know what to do with it, other times the trash is just the simplest solution. When one woman in Colorado saw that Payless was throwing away over 500 pairs of brand new shoes over 30 years ago, she changed…

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One Dumpster Diving Chef is Taking his Dinners Underground

Our Take This Dallas chef is no stranger to eating food that he finds in a dumpster. While he has been doing it for years, most of those eating the food have been unaware. It first started when he was disgusted with the amount of food being thrown out at the restaurant he worked at….

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Dallas is Calling for Local Artists to Deck Out Their Dumpsters

Our Take Dumpsters don’t have to be ugly and rusty. We paint ours bright orange, keep them clean and make trash disposal a pleasant experience.  The city of Dallas’ Sanitation Department is taking it one step further. They are supporting local artists, while bringing new life to dumpsters around the city.  Five artists will be…

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What Your Trash Says About You

Our Take You throw stuff out in your trash every day or you rent a dumpster to spring clean your home, but have you ever stopped to think what all those items in the trash say about you? Could someone figure out the story of your life based on the things you get rid of….

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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

Our Take We all know by now that a ton of food goes to waste. We experience it in our own homes, but it would be hard to imagine the scale that it is also happening in stores and restaurants. Often it comes down to the issue of liability for them and what they can…

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