Posts Tagged ‘Decorative dumpsters’

Newsworthy Trash Can

Friday, October 28, 2011

A trashtastic example of a decorative dumpster sent in by long lost contributing editor. Tack, Victor!

Decorative Dumpster in Sweden


Pimp my bin

Monday, March 7, 2011

Attn: Ruby Re-Usable and Little Shiva. Looks like there are some folks in the UK we need to recruit to participate Decorative Dumpster Day 2011. I found this link, then Googled “pimp my bin” and discovered a wealth of hits like the YouTube video below. Amazing.


The kids are alright (Decorative Dumpster Jr.)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Remember I told you all about our lovley Swedish tradition Pick Up the Trash Day? If you log on to this page (in Swedish) of Gävle Municipality, and klick the link “Här kan du se alla bidrag som kommit in till sopkorgstävlingen”, you will be able to look at about 50 home made decorated dumpsters by Gävle kids.

*Eyes watering with tears from cuteness overload*

Decorative dumpsters abound

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Decorative dumpsters are like Burberry scarves. Once you notice them, you start to see them everywhere. This morning while perusing my blog reader and doing my standard searches not one but two decodumpster items caught my eye. Behold.

Photo by Sandord Myers for The Tennessean

Photo by Sandord Myers for The Tennessean

Young artists in Tennesse decorate dumpsters for a new recycling center. The article that goes with this photo is actually kind of grumpy, pointing out that the opening of the recycling center had to be delayed in order to work out the logistics of getting the kids in to paint the dumpsters. Whatevs. It’s open now and I bet those good looking containers subtly reinforce visits to the center thus increasing recycling rates and offsetting any loss caused by the delay. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.

Flyerbox to planter box by Posterchild's Blade Diary

Flyerbox to planter box by Posterchild's Blade Diary

And check this out, Posterchild’s Blade Diary converts an old flyer dispenser into a flowerbox (discovered via Unconsumption). A loose interpretation of decorative dumpster but valid, I believe, since we’ve all seen empty flyer boxes stuffed with trash.

UPDATE: Trash asthetics must be in the air. Bed-Stuy Banana just posted this.

Surge in decorative dumsters sweeps Ontario

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monster dumpsters

Monster dumpsters

This just in, someone’s been dressing dumpsters up like monsters in Canada’s capital. Thanks for the tip, Mod Mischief. Great photos.

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