Dumpster

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A dumpster is a type of movable garbage bin designed to be brought and taken away by a special truck, or to a bin that a specially designed garbage truck lifts, empties into its hopper, and lowers, on the spot.wikipedia
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Waste container

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A dumpster is a type of movable garbage bin designed to be brought and taken away by a special truck, or to a bin that a specially designed garbage truck lifts, empties into its hopper, and lowers, on the spot.
Commercial roadside waste containers are often larger dumpsters or skips.

Generic trademark

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The word is a generic trademark of Dumpster, an American brand name for a specific design.
Thermos, Kleenex, ChapStick, Aspirin, Dumpster, Band-Aid, Velcro, Hoover, Jet Ski and Speedo are examples of trademarks that have become genericized in the US and elsewhere.

Roll-off (dumpster)

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Roll-off dumpsters are larger dumpster trailers ranging from 10 to 45 cuyd and are used at demolition sites, clean-outs, renovations, construction sites, factories, and large businesses.
In North America, a roll-off is a usually open top dumpster characterized by a rectangular footprint, utilizing wheels to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place.

Skip (container)

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Generic usage of skip or skip bin is common in the UK and Australia, as Dumpster is neither an established nor well known brand in those countries.
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Dumpster diving

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Dumpster diving involves persons voluntarily climbing into a dumpster to find valuables, such as discarded metal scrap, or simply useful items, including food and used clothing.
The term "dumpster diving" emerged in the 1980s, combining "diving" with "dumpster", a large commercial trash bin.

Dempster Brothers

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The word "dumpster", first used commercially in 1936, came from the Dempster-Dumpster system of mechanically loading the contents of standardized containers onto garbage trucks, which was patented by Dempster Brothers in 1935.
It had arms at the front that picked up a dumpster and lifted it over the cab to tip it into the hopper.

Garbage truck

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A dumpster is a type of movable garbage bin designed to be brought and taken away by a special truck, or to a bin that a specially designed garbage truck lifts, empties into its hopper, and lowers, on the spot. The word "dumpster", first used commercially in 1936, came from the Dempster-Dumpster system of mechanically loading the contents of standardized containers onto garbage trucks, which was patented by Dempster Brothers in 1935.
His containers were known as Dumpsters, which led to the word dumpster entering the language.

Shipping container

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United States

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The word is a generic trademark of Dumpster, an American brand name for a specific design.

Australia

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Generic usage of skip or skip bin is common in the UK and Australia, as Dumpster is neither an established nor well known brand in those countries.

Waste

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The main purpose of a dumpster is to store garbage until it is emptied by a garbage truck and disposed of. Dumpsters can be used for all kinds of waste, or for recycling purposes.

Recycling

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The main purpose of a dumpster is to store garbage until it is emptied by a garbage truck and disposed of. Dumpsters can be used for all kinds of waste, or for recycling purposes.

Apartment

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Many businesses, apartment buildings, schools, offices, and industrial sites have one or more dumpsters, generally ranging from 2 to 6 cuyd, to store the waste that they generate.

Waste management

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Waste management

George Roby Dempster

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Dempster is best known for the invention of the Dempster-Dumpster, a now-commonly-used trash receptacle that can be mechanically emptied into garbage trucks.

Sewage treatment

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The first part of filtration of sewage typically includes a bar screen to filter solids and large objects which are then collected in dumpsters and disposed of in landfills.

Jeff Wilson (professor)

The pseudonym Professor Dumpster is based upon his role as part of 'The Dumpster Project', an educational and minimalist living experiment that transformed a trash dumpster into a fully sustainable home.

2016 New York and New Jersey bombings

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Witnesses said that the explosion "seemed to have started inside a sidewalk dumpster" in the vicinity of Sixth Avenue, and photographs of a "twisted dumpster" in the middle of West 23rd Street went viral on Twitter.

List of generic and genericized trademarks

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Dumpster: Trademark was cancelled in 2015. Trademarked by Dempster Brothers, Inc. in 1963, dumpster is originally a portmanteau of the word dump and the last name Dempster. It originally appeared in the 1951 product name Dempster Dumpster, while related patents date back to 1937.

Word of the year

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2016: dumpster fire (an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation)

Hydraulic hooklift hoist

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Hydraulic hooklift hoists are mounted on heavy duty trucks to enable hauliers to change out flatbeds, dumpster bodies, and similar containers.

Food rescue

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In most cases, the rescued food is being saved from being thrown into a dumpster and, ultimately, landfills or other garbage disposals.

Gladys the Swiss Dairy Cow

In July 2002, Lebinski recovered a fiberglass cow sculpture from a Dumpster in Norwalk, Connecticut.