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20 Unexpected Dumpster Concepts

From Trash Bin Pools to Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures

— September 21, 2012 — Eco
These unexpected dumpster concepts put new artistic, fashionable and often entertaining twists on garbage receptacles. While the metal boxes may be sites for maggots and food decay, urban planners and designers have breathed new life into the objects, making them more approachable and appropriate for modern society.

Trash bin pools and upcycled steampunk sculptures have come to dominate city streets and museum walls. The concepts are unexpected, enticing viewers to find out more about the ideas that lay behind the enterprises.

Among the more common considerations is the need for green metropolitan spaces. These dumpsters are typically transient, enabling municipal decision-makers to have them picked up and moved with ease to neighborhoods that may be in need of some sprucing up.
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Dumpster-Diving Photography
Dumpster-Diving Photography
'Rubbish' From Diver and Aguilar Peeks Inside Garbage Bags
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Precise Portable Forestry
Precise Portable Forestry
The ParkMobile Introduces Greenery to San Francisco One Block at a Time
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Urban Dumpster Gardening
Urban Dumpster Gardening
Michael Bernstein's '10 Yard Forest' Uses Trash Cans
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Dumpster Diving Studies
Dumpster Diving Studies
Blu Dot's 'Real Good Experiment' Tracks Chairs All Over NYC
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Dumpster Diving
Dumpster Diving
This Is The "Freegan" Life
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Recycled Election Couture
Recycled Election Couture
Green Inaugural Ball, a Trashion Showcase for Obama
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Dumpster Dress-Up
Dumpster Dress-Up
8 Artsy Trash Receptacles
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Tragic Book Trashing
Tragic Book Trashing
Borders to Destroy Tens of Thousands of Books as Waldenbooks Closes
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Dumpster Fashion
Dumpster Fashion
NYC Fashion Trend From the Garbage Dump
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Creativity With Dumpsters
Creativity With Dumpsters
Eco and Art Skips
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Dumpster Diva Fashion
Dumpster Diva Fashion
'Victim Fashion' Combines Tatters and Lace for Fall 09
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Decorative Dumpsters
Decorative Dumpsters
Wallpapered Dumpsters Considered "Polite Graffiti"
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Gritty Graffiti Compartments
Gritty Graffiti Compartments
Desktop Dumpsters Brings the Flair of Street Art to Your Table
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Dumpster Pools
Dumpster Pools
Manhattan Beats the Heat with Unconventional Swimming Spots
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Personal Dumpsters
Personal Dumpsters
The Bagster
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Garbage Can Caricatures
Garbage Can Caricatures
Timm Schneider Nudges Urbanites to Take Notice of Their Surroundings
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Recycling-Themed Fashion
Recycling-Themed Fashion
The Interview Russia June-July 2012 Editorial Shows Sustainable Clothes
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Dumpster-Made Cafes
Dumpster-Made Cafes
The FOUNDation Project Uses Trash Containers as a Base for Coffee Shops
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Trash Bin Pools
Trash Bin Pools
Louisa Dawson Juxtaposes Poverty to Luxury with These Ironic Sculptures
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Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Gone Postal by Michael Ulman is a Fantastic Found Material Creation
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