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Decorative Dumpster Day Roundup

Monday, May 2, 2011

DDD 2011

So, to recap:

Thanks to all the DDD posters and to unconsumption and Art for Housewives for celebrating with us!

May 1 is Decorative Dumpster Day 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Attention trashies. Decorative Dumpster Day is just around the corner. This Sunday, May 1, Visible Trash, Olympia Dumpster Divers, and our colleagues in trash will take a day to post photos of and reflect upon the containers in which we store our waste. For reference, links to the first time we tried this can be found here and here.

This coming Sunday!

York dustbin

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Couldn’t fly off for three nights to the UK without bringing back a pic of those handy dustbins on which there are some metal thingies for you to stub your cigarette before throwing it away where it belongs, could I? No, I couldn’t.

Yes, we paint our dustbins with gold, because trash is holy

Yes, we paint our dustbins with gold, because trash is holy

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.

Late breaking dumpsters

Monday, May 11, 2009

You know why I loved Decorative Dumpster Day? Because it gave me a festive sense of community and solidarity among garbloggers.Thanks again to all who participated in this international extravaganza. And start collecting decorative dumpster images for next year!

ddd-loFor those who missed the first annual adventure in group blogging about trash receptacles, here’s the roundup. Co-organizer and DDD logo designer Little Shiva was traveling and without solid internet connection on May 1, here’s her late breaking submission à la française.

Be sure to also check out MS the Younger‘s 3-part entry on the lack of decorated dumpsters in Japan at MadSilence here, here and here.

Decorative Dumpster Day Details

Friday, April 17, 2009

ddd-loDecorative Dumpster Day is fast approaching, so let us know if you’d like to participate. The rules are simple: Post a photo of a decorated dumpster or other trash receptical and link back to the three host blogs: Olympia Dumpster Divers, The Visible Trash Society and  In return, we’ll be linking to ALL the participating sites to create a giant web of dumpster images.

To get the party started, Ltttle Shiva designed this trashtastic logo for the event, please feel free to use it. Text to accompany your images is entirely up to your own discretion/imagination. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

May 1st is Decorative Dumpster Day

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ruby Re-Usable, Little Shiva and I are having an online party on May 1st to be hosted by our blogs Olympia Dumpster Divers, The Visible Trash Society and as well as other neat locales in the garblogosphere. Stay tuned for a fuller list of participants. And in the meantime, if you’ve been decorating your dumpster/other trash-holding container or seen a neat one in the NYC area that deserves a day in the spotlight, let me know.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

rubble Photographer Manuel Branco takes pictures of dumpsters, trash and rubble.  Like gartog colleagues Chris Jordan and Last Night’s Garbage, Branco’s work magnifies and abstracts these commonly ignored subjects.  The result is a glossy and unique collection of images that dwell on color and force the viewer to examine discarded materials in a new light.  Some of these photos can be found in the book DUMPSTERS, TRASH and RUBBLE – Elements of Abstraction which is for sale and will soon be updated in an expanded version.  Check out more of Branco’s work on Flickr, JPG Magazine or imagekind.

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