Who would have thought that dumpsters could be so much fun

dumpster-living-room British design graduate Oliver Bishop-Young has come up with an urban art project, called the SkipWaste project, where dumpsters are used in a fun and different way. They are no longer used for trash, but for activities and other amazing art installations. You have dumpsters that work as either a skate ramp, a lawn, a flower bed, a pool, or even a cozy living room.

They appeal to everybody, both the younger and the older. It’s a great way to get people out on the streets enjoying the fun that the dumpsters are giving.

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Others have also used simple objects to create urban art, like the four Australian friends that created a huge “Lego Man” out of ordinary milk crates.


  1. WOW, so artsy, I guess people can just dump their trash in the streets since you turned the proper receptacle into a 3rd grade art project.

  2. Looks like dumpsters are the rage and seem to be fun….humm maybe i can make a pool of sorts…nahhh

  3. @JeffTX
    Actually, these are skips, which you rent from a company such as the one used above. They are not for general household waste but usually used when people have large building projects. So don’t you panic, no citizens went without the “proper receptacle” nor would the streets of England be lined with extra rubbish.

  4. Am I the only one that noticed that it was the same dumpster used for every project?

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